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

$43,898
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$983
Bonus
$2,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $43,898.
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$34k
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$44k
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$53k
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$34k - $53k
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What Do Legal Assistants Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Assistants?

Skills in Filing Court Documents are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Management, 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 $40,841 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,750 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,471.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 3.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (2.9% more) and New York, New York (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (17.0% less), Dallas, Texas (11.8% less) and Houston, Texas (7.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 30 survey responses.
Entry Level
30.0%
Mid Career
23.3%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
26.7%