Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $50,894 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 Legal Compliance, Drafting Correspondence, Knowledge Discovery, Real Estate, and Litigation Case Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$35,998 - $79,303
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,894
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$17.49 - $40.11
(Median)
$17
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,998 - $79,303  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,164  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$36,559 - $81,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $40.11  
   
Overtime
$22.68 - $46.16  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,164  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$36,559 - $81,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%



National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 22%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 20%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 18%

Real Estate
up arrow 12%





Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

Spanish Language
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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