Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Pay for Legal Assistants in Washington, District of Columbia sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. Most Legal Assistants in Washington survey respondents are women (76 percent). Most Washington Legal Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,011 - $80,829
$36K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $48,597
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$14.47 - $33.80
$14
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20.72
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,011 - $80,829  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $6,787  
Total Pay (?
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$33,634 - $80,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $33.80  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $67.39  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$297.99 - $6,787  
   
Total Pay (?
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$33,634 - $80,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
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District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 54 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 17 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲49%

Late-Career
▲43%

▲11%

National Average
$48,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Litigation Case Management
▲29%


Microsoft Office
▲4%

Organizing
▲1%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Office Administration
▼2%


Drafting Correspondence
▼3%

Filing Court Documents
▼3%

Filing
▼6%

Client Interaction
▼6%

Microsoft Word
▼6%

Word Processing
▼8%

Legal Research
▼13%

Typing
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 3%
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