Paralegal Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

A Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $52,287 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Drafting Correspondence, Legal Compliance, Knowledge Discovery, and Organizational Development. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$36,095 - $78,984
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,286
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$15.30 - $40.25
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$25
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,095 - $78,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,208  
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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$36,010 - $81,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $40.25  
   
Overtime
$21.98 - $46.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,208  
   
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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$36,010 - $81,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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.

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Experience Affects Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%



National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 19%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 19%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 18%

Organizational Development
up arrow 16%





Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

National Average
$53,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%