Paralegal Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $51,907 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.

$36,025 - $79,163
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,906
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$16.64 - $40.25
(Median)
$17
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,025 - $79,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,134  
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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$36,347 - $81,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $40.25  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $45.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,134  
   
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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$36,347 - $81,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 20%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 17%

Organizational Development
up arrow 16%





Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

National Average
$53,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%
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