Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia earns approximately $46K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Legal Assistants in Washington, District of Columbia survey respondents are women (79 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,078 - $80,735
$34K
$46K
$81K
MEDIAN: $45,892
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$13.70 - $33.62
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$34
MEDIAN: $19.38
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$0$80K
Salary $34,078 - $80,735
Bonus $306.39 - $6,787
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,321 - $80,101
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 80
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $13.70 - $33.62
Overtime $16.85 - $66.24
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $306.39 - $6,787
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,321 - $80,101
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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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:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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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
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲55%

Late-Career
▲48%

▲15%

National Average
$46,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Litigation Case Management
▲34%


Microsoft Office
▲8%

Organizing
▲5%

Case Management
▲4%


Office Administration
▲1%

Drafting Correspondence
▲1%

Filing Court Documents
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Filing
▼3%

Client Interaction
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Word Processing
▼5%

Legal Research
▼10%

Typing
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 3%
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