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

A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $50,168 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, and Legal Research. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$35,441 - $78,182
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MEDIAN: $50,168
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Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$16.11 - $39.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,441 - $78,182  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,896  
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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$35,490 - $81,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.11 - $39.78  
   
Overtime
$20.99 - $50.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,896  
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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$35,490 - $81,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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.

Experience Affects Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 71%
National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 28%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 23%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 21%
Research Analysis
up arrow 7%
Document Preparation
up arrow 5%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%
National Average
$51,000
Client Interaction
up arrow 3%
Office Administration
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 53 votes.
Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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