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Paralegal Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $51,840 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Drafting Correspondence, Legal Compliance, Knowledge Discovery, and Organizational Development. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$36,087 - $78,750
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,839
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90%

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$15.21 - $40.32
(Median)
$15
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,087 - $78,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,208  
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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$36,173 - $81,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $40.32  
   
Overtime
$22.07 - $46.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,208  
   
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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$36,173 - $81,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia

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

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Experience Affects Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%



National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 20%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 19%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 19%

Organizational Development
up arrow 16%





Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

National Average
$53,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 12%
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