Average Late-Career Legal Assistant Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$77,330
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$2,035
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The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia is $77,330.
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$58k
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$77k
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$92k
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MEDIAN $77,330
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Salary
$58k - $92k
Bonus
$1k - $5k
Total Pay
$46k - $96k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $40,894 based on 39 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,802 based on 94 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,454 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,647 based on 23 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (24.0% less), Houston, Texas (22.0% less) and Portland, Oregon (21.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 181 survey responses.
Entry Level
21.5%
Early Career
51.9%
Mid Career
13.8%
Experienced
12.7%