A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $47,938 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 Organizational Development, Knowledge Discovery, Litigation Case Management, and Document Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$36,263 - $78,652
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MEDIAN: $47,938
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$16.64 - $40.48
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MEDIAN: $22.68
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Salary
$36,263 - $78,652  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $4,918  
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$36,626 - $83,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $40.48  
   
Overtime
$28.39 - $63.50  
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$493.16 - $4,918  
   
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$36,626 - $83,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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:
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District of Columbia:
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$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 77%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Organizational Development
up arrow 26%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 25%



Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000



Research Analysis
up arrow 4%


Office Administration
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 6%


Spanish Language
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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