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Paralegal Schools
In Washington DC

The city of Washington has 2 schools where paralegal faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the paralegal academic community in Washington, and the future trends. Academia in paralegal includes paralegal training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Paralegal Employment

Washington DC 17,370
Washington DC 12,010

Exactly 17,370 of Washington DC's 12,010 paralegals work in Washington. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of paralegals in Washington has shrunk by 10%. As the employment for paralegals in Washington has decreased, overall employment in Washington has increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Paralegal employment growth

13,860 13,970 12,980 13,150 12,010
19,280 19,730 18,690 18,800 17,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Paralegal VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$54,740 $57,100 $59,055 $60,630 $60,370
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

As the number of paralegals in Washington has shrunk, salaries for paralegals have increased. In 2010 Washington paralegals earned an average yearly salary of $60,370. Four years earlier in 2006, paralegals in Washington made an average salary of $54,740 per year. The growth in the salary of paralegals in Washington is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Washington DC

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25th percentile
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75th percentile
90th percentile

Paralegals make a median salary of $57,325 per year in Washington. The 10% of paralegals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $36,730 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $90,430 per year.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Washington DC

Court Reporter
Homeland Security
Criminal Justice

On average paralegals in Washington earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Washington.

Educational Trends

Paralegal schools in Washington DC


There are 2 accredited paralegal schools in the city. Many of Washington's paralegals are graduates of one of these schools.

Paralegal Programs Offered In Washington DC


Washington's paralegal schools offer 3 paralegal degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Paralegal Degrees In Washington DC


Approximately 96 students completed paralegal courses in 2010.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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