Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $47,617 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Organizational Development, Knowledge Discovery, and Litigation Case Management. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$36,353 - $78,211
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$48K
$78K
MEDIAN: $47,617
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$16.53 - $38.71
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MEDIAN: $22.59
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,353 - $78,211  
   
Bonus
$487.22 - $4,055  
Total Pay (?
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$36,593 - $80,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.53 - $38.71  
   
Overtime
$28.29 - $63.71  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$487.22 - $4,055  
   
Total Pay (?
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$36,593 - $80,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 98 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 19 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲78%

▲45%

▲36%

National Average
$49,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Organizational Development
▲27%

Knowledge Discovery
▲26%





National Average
$49,000


Microsoft Office
▼3%

Research Analysis
▼3%


Typing
▼7%



Microsoft Word
▼9%

Spanish Language
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 15%