Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average salary for a Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $48,365 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$38,000 - $79,480
$38K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,365
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$16.50 - $30.60
$22
MEDIAN: $21.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,000 - $79,480  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,765 - $82,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$21.65  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$34,765 - $82,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

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

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 49%

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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