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Paralegal Salary in Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $51,812 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 Drafting Correspondence, Legal Compliance, Knowledge Discovery, and Organizational Development. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salary (?
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$35,655 - $80,554
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,812
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Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salary (?
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$14.90 - $39.96
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,655 - $80,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $4,875  
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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$35,557 - $82,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $39.96  
   
Overtime
$20.21 - $51.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $4,875  
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).
)
$35,557 - $82,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Experience Affects Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%
National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 21%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 20%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 18%
Organizational Development
up arrow 17%
Research Analysis
up arrow 4%
Document Preparation
0%
National Average
$53,000
Office Administration
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Client Interaction
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
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: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%