The average salary for a Legal Secretary in Washington, District of Columbia is $69,385 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Organizational Development, Word Processing, Proofreading, Client Interaction, and Microsoft Word. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$44,760 - $86,074
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MEDIAN: $69,385
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$12.37 - $38.52
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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Salary
$44,760 - $86,074  
   
Bonus
$1,093 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$2,550  
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$42,968 - $88,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $38.52  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $73.49  
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$1,093 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,550  
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$42,968 - $88,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
632,019
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
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

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

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries


National Average
$70,000




Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries

Organizational Development
up arrow 16%

Word Processing
up arrow 15%

Client Interaction
up arrow 13%

Proofreading
up arrow 13%


Typing
up arrow 9%




Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 1%

Document Preparation
up arrow 3%


up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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