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Washington State has 15 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. The trends in Washington State’s paralegal academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in paralegal includes paralegal training at the following levels:
- Paralegal Certificate
- Associates degree in Paralegal
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598
2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301
20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912
9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999
2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800
12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98168-2610
13518 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216-1589
2011 W Washington Ave., Yakima, Washington 98903-1296
2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292
1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399
6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100
120 NE 136th Ave Ste 130, Vancouver, Washington 98684-6950
237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226
1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220, Everett, Washington 98203
- Paralegal Schools in Vancouver, WA 2 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Seattle, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Everett, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Bellingham, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Mount Vernon, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Tacoma, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Lakewood, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Olympia, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Yakima, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Spokane, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Pasco, WA 1 Schools
- Paralegal Schools in Lynnwood, WA 1 Schools
Washington State Vs. National Paralegal Employment
Of all of the paralegals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.
Employment Growth for Paralegals In Washington State
- Yellow: Actual Values
The number of paralegals is growing in Washington State. 1,960 more paralegals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 24% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for paralegals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of paralegals working around the nation.
Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State
- Light Blue: Paralegal
- Dark Yellow: All Professions
In Washington State, as the number of paralegals is growing, the salaries earned by paralegals are increasing. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $43,955 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,670 per year.
Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Washington State
Thus, paralegals’ salaries grew by 6% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Washington State state, within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid paralegals earn 134% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.
Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Washington State
Paralegals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.
Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State
The number of students graduating from the 15 accredited paralegal schools in Washington State is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 274 graduates in 2006. And there were 233 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.
This represents a 15% decrease in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. A majority of these graduates, or 64%, graduated with an associate’s degree in paralegal.
Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Washington State
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