Inver Hills Paralegal Program

Paralegal Employment Statistics

Seven County Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – Paralegal

Entry-Level Wage for MN Seven County Metro Area: $20.07 per hour (4th Quarter 2018)
Top-Level Wage for MN Seven County Metro Area: $34.35 hour (4th Quarter 2018)

Growth expected in the paralegal field 2016-26 = 15.8% in the Twin Cities area.
The paralegal and legal assistant wage information provided above is produced by the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Current salary: Paralegal and Legal Assistants

Inver Hills Community College Paralegal Program

Students with previous paralegal or law-related experience or transferable skills may be able to command a high starting salary. Also, paralegals graduates go into fields that are law-related but the positions may be in business, banking, insurance corporate or other industries, and the position titles are not specifically designated as paralegal.

Class of 2017-18 Paralegal – waiting for results from Minnesota State

Class of 2016-17 Paralegal
Total Paralegal Program Graduates: 42
% Reporting Continuing Education: 24%
% Reporting Related Employment:
Associate degree: 87%
Paralegal Certificate: 80%

Class of 2015-16 Paralegal
Total Paralegal Program Graduates: 60
% Reporting Continuing Education: 12%
% Reporting Related Employment:
Associate degree: 84%
Paralegal Certificate: 81%

Class of 2014-15 Paralegal
Total Graduates (Associate degree): 73
% Reporting Continuing Education: 21%
% Reporting Related Employment:
Associate degree: 82%
Paralegal Certificate: 85%

Class of 2013-14 Paralegal
Total Graduates (Associate degree): 31
Graduates available for related work: 20
Total Graduates in related work: 17
Total Graduates working in another field: 2
Continuing Education: 10
% Reporting Employment: 85%

Total Graduates (Paralegal Certificate): 34
Graduates available for related work: 27
Total Graduates in related work: 22
Continuing Education:3
Placement rate: 90%

Class of 2012-13 Paralegal
Total Graduates (Associate degree): 38
Graduates available for related work: 22
Total Graduates in related work: 18
Continuing Education: 13
% Reporting Employment: 81.8%

Total Graduates (Paralegal Certificate): 34
Graduates available for related work: 21
Total Graduates in related work: 19
Continuing Education: 6
% Reporting Employment: 90.5%

Class of 2011-12 Paralegal
Total Graduates (Associate degree): 45
Graduates available for related work: 22
Total Graduates in related work: 21
Continuing Education: 23
% Reporting Employment: 95.5%

Total Graduates (Paralegal Certificate): 33
Graduates available for related work: 24
Total Graduates in related work: 22
Continuing Education: 5
% Reporting Employment: 91.7%

*Waiting for college to release detailed data

Job Titles of our Paralegal Graduates

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Instrument Examiner
  • Legal Assistant (to Paralegal/Attorney)
  • Case Clerk
  • Research Assistant
  • Paralegal/Compliance Specialist
  • Child Support Officer
  • Abstractor
  • Probation Officer
  • Court Aide/Court Clerk
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Investigator
  • Claims Examiner
  • Contract Administrator
  • and many more…