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

A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $51,094 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, and Knowledge Discovery. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$35,380 - $79,404
(Median)
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51K
65K
79K
MEDIAN: $51,094
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Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$15.89 - $39.96
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,380 - $79,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $5,950  
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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$35,402 - $81,602  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $39.96  
   
Overtime
$20.58 - $50.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $5,950  
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).
)
$35,402 - $81,602  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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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 66%
National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 28%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 23%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 20%
Legal Research
up arrow 9%
Research Analysis
up arrow 5%
Document Preparation
up arrow 3%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$52,000
Office Administration
up arrow 3%
Client Interaction
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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