Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Legal Research Skills Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$43,618
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$2,948
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Legal Research skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $43,618.
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$42k
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$44k
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$45k
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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Assistants?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistants?

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 $41,436 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,400 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (25.9% less), Houston, Texas (19.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (11.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12 survey responses.
Entry Level
58.3%
Mid Career
41.7%