Average Legal Assistant Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$45,883
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,944
Bonus
$3,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia is $45,883.
10%
$36k
10%
$46k
50%
$79k
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MEDIAN $45,883
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Salary
$36k - $79k
Bonus
$249 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$34k - $78k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence, Office Administration and Document Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,778 based on 68 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,594 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,873 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,647 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,088.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 16.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (11.6% more) and New York, New York (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.2% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 235 survey responses.
Entry Level
28.9%
Early Career
37.9%
Mid Career
12.3%
Experienced
12.3%
Late Career
8.5%