Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia can expect to rake in roughly $49K per year. Most Legal Assistants in Washington, District of Columbia survey respondents are women (74 percent). Almost all enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,769 - $80,757
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$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $48,597
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$14.36 - $34.15
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MEDIAN: $20.72
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,769 - $80,757  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $6,878  
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$32,939 - $80,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $34.15  
   
Overtime
$18.42 - $68.09  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$300.00 - $6,878  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,939 - $80,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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...
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District of Columbia:
$75,628
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Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $41K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $53K. Washington Legal Assistants bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $69K.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

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
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲51%

Late-Career
▲44%

▲12%

National Average
$48,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Litigation Case Management
▲30%


Microsoft Office
▲5%

Organizing
▲2%

Case Management
▲1%

National Average
$48,000


Office Administration
▼2%

Drafting Correspondence
▼2%

Filing Court Documents
▼2%

Filing
▼5%

Client Interaction
▼5%

Microsoft Word
▼5%

Word Processing
▼8%

Legal Research
▼13%

Typing
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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