Legal Secretary in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average salary for a Legal Secretary in Washington, District of Columbia is $67,601 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Word Processing, Client Interaction, Typing, Microsoft Word, and Drafting Correspondence. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$48,513 - $87,762
$49K
$70K
$88K
MEDIAN: $69,952
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50%
90%

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$20.00 - $36.36
$30
MEDIAN: $30.00
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$0$89K
Salary $48,513 - $87,762
Bonus $1,123 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $2,550
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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$47,313 - $89,445
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 103
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $30.00
Overtime $20.27 - $69.51
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $1,123 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $2,550
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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$47,313 - $89,445
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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United States (change)

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 Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Legal Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 39 salaries. A Legal Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 49 salaries.

Legal Secretary Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Washington?

Legal Secretary in Washington:
"Great City, Long Commute."
Pros: Working in a city offers excitement, opportunity to take a nice mid-day break by walking around, plenty of sights to see and places (museums) to visit, many food options, wonderful place to meet friends during lunch and after work.
Cons: The commute is too long due to the horrendous traffic on the major & minor highways in the area, abysmal public transportation called the Marc train, constant delays on the subway (Metro) system. If the Marc train system could be refurbished so the delays and cancellations were not so prevalent, the commute would be decent.

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲16%

National Average
$70,000

▼3%

▼14%

▼38%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries

Word Processing
▲14%


Typing
▲9%



▲7%

▲6%

Legal Research
▲1%


▼0%

National Average
$70,000



▼10%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%
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