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Paralegal Schools
In Rapid City, South Dakota

Paralegal faculty can choose to work at one of 2 paralegal schools in Rapid City. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the paralegal academic community in Rapid City, and the future trends. Academia in paralegal includes paralegal training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Paralegal Employment

Rapid City 260
South Dakota 1,280

Exactly 260 of South Dakota's 1,280 paralegals work in Rapid City. Overall employment in Rapid City has also increased.

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Paralegal employment growth

840 830 1,040 1,180 1,280
No data 280 100 60 260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Dakota
  • Dark Yellow: Rapid City

Paralegal VS. All professions salaries in Rapid City

$38,225 $36,725 $36,250 $29,150 $29,930
$30,510 $31,700 $33,000 $33,650 $34,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal in Rapid City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Rapid City

In Rapid City, salaries for paralegals have decreased. Rapid City paralegals made $29,930 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, paralegals in Rapid City made an average salary of $38,225 per year. This decline is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Rapid City.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Rapid City

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Rapid City paralegals earn a median yearly salary of $28,625. The difference in pay between the paralegals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 84%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $21,865 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $40,150 per year.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Rapid City

Criminal Justice
Homeland Security

On average paralegal salaries in Rapid City are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Paralegal schools in Rapid City


Many of Rapid City's paralegals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited paralegal schools in the city.

Paralegal Programs Offered In Rapid City


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in paralegal offered by Rapid City's paralegal schools.

Student Completed Paralegal Degrees In Rapid City


In 2010 approximately 17 students completed paralegal courses.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Rapid City, South Dakota

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