Paralegal Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $51,605 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Compliance, Drafting Correspondence, Knowledge Discovery, Organizational Development, and Litigation Case Management. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$36,006 - $78,673

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$16.64 - $40.25

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,006 - $78,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,122  
Total Pay (?
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$36,376 - $80,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $40.25  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $45.69  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,122  
   
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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$36,376 - $80,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Experience Affects Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%



National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 26%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 21%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 18%

Organizational Development
up arrow 17%





Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Document Preparation
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 4%

Client Interaction
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%
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