Paralegal in Maine

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Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in Maine


Around 0.2% of Maine's graduates graduate from paralegal studies degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 51 paralegals graduate from Maine's 2 paralegal schools.

Top Schools

Husson University, which was ranked 50th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a paralegal program. It is located in Bangor. In 2010, Husson University graduated 13 students from its paralegal program. Tuition at Husson University was $13,450 per year.

Kaplan University-Maine Campus, which is located in South Portland, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 88th in the country in 2010. 35 students graduated with degree in paralegal from Kaplan University-Maine Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at Kaplan University-Maine Campus was $12,254 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Maine paralegal school, average tuition will be $12,852 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $12,254 per year to $13,450 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maine paralegal schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Husson University - located in Bangor, students are charged $13,450 per year
  2. Kaplan University-Maine Campus - located in South Portland, students are charged $12,254 per year

The following Maine paralegal schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Kaplan University-Maine Campus - located in South Portland, students are charged $12,254 per year
  2. Husson University - located in Bangor, students are charged $13,450 per year

A paralegal degree from a Maine school... what next?

The highest percentage of paralegal graduates in Maine pursue careers as a paralegal. Maine had 1,060 paralegals in 2010. The largest populations of Maine paralegals are working in the following counties:

  1. Cumberland County - 750 paralegals
  2. Penobscot County - 140 paralegals
  3. Androscoggin County - 110 paralegals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of paralegals in Maine will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,420 paralegals working in Maine.

Salary

A paralegal in Maine makes an average of $42,720 per year. However, Maine paralegals earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,730 per year to more than $63,400 per year in 2010. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for a paralegal are:

  1. Penobscot County - $43,940 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $40,980 per year
  3. Androscoggin County - $40,330 per year

A paralegal in the following counties in Maine make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Aroostook County - $37,750 per year
  2. Androscoggin County - $40,330 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $40,980 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in paralegal studies in Maine and to compare salaries with various related fields such as homeland security or paralegal, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Maine
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies in Maine

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,197 miles from location Husson University Bangor ME 50.4991 48% 2,881
5,249 miles from location Kaplan University-Maine Campus South Portland ME 12.3758 n/a 1,545
 

Curious what studying Paralegal gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 1,060 $42,720 30.9%
2
Legal Secretaries + 810 $37,500 -40.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are paralegal related jobs in Maine