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Fast Facts for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington and Springfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Peoria and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago and Springfield

Salaries for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago and Bloomington

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Programs
  • BS in Legal Support and Services - Paralegal Concentration
  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies

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  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
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Programs
  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science: Paralegal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
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  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio, with an average class size of 21.
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More Illinois Paralegal Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Palatine
Associate
15,156
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Lincoln
Bachelor
1,266
Chicago
Associate
171
Peoria
Bachelor
641
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Belleville
Associate
13,713

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Paralegals And Legal Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Paralegals And Legal Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Paralegals And Legal Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Champaign-Urbana 100 $44,190
Bloomington 310 $52,160
Peoria 320 $50,050
Rockford 110 $74,760
Springfield 150 $46,810

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