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Paralegal Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has 5 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in paralegal in the state of South Dakota, which encompasses paralegal training at the following levels:


  1. National American University-Rapid City

    321 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3692

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  2. National American University-Sioux Falls

    5801 South Corporate Place, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108-4293

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  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute

    800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018

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  4. Colorado Technical University in Sioux Falls

    3901 W 59th St, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108-2272

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  5. Globe University-Sioux Falls

    5101 S Broadband Ln, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108

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Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Paralegal Employment

South Dakota 1,280
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In South Dakota

840 830 1,040 1,180 1,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, the field of paralegal is growing. There were 440 more paralegals working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 52% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for paralegals around the US. Nationally, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$34,995 $35,505 $34,255 $18,775 $31,345
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to paralegals are declining in South Dakota. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $34,995 per year, and in 2010 they made $31,345 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in South Dakota

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This represents a 12% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of South Dakota, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of paralegal. The pay differential between the highest paid paralegals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 84%

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in South Dakota

Court Reporter
Criminal Justice
Homeland Security

Paralegals in South Dakota earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited paralegal schools in South Dakota is increasing. In South Dakota, there were 32 graduates in 2006. And there were 33 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 3% percent increase in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota. A majority of these graduates, or 63%, graduated with a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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The number of paralegal faculty, growth in the field of paralegal academia and paralegal faculty salaries in South Dakota, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching paralegal courses to students at the associates degree in paralegal, and bachelors degree in paralegal levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of paralegal in South Dakota. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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