A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $48,742 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Litigation Case Management, Organizational Development, Knowledge Discovery, Drafting Correspondence, and Case Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$36,594 - $77,552
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$37K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $48,741
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$16.30 - $40.99
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$16
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,594 - $77,552  
   
Bonus
$491.94 - $6,117  
Total Pay (?
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$36,948 - $80,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.30 - $40.99  
   
Overtime
$28.29 - $61.05  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$491.94 - $6,117  
   
Total Pay (?
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$36,948 - $80,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 71%



National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries


Organizational Development
up arrow 24%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 23%


Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 10%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

National Average
$50,000


Research Analysis
up arrow 5%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 6%

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%


Spanish Language
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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