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

$43,802
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,028
Bonus
$2,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia is $43,802.
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$35k
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$44k
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$56k
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MEDIAN $43,802
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Salary
$35k - $56k
Bonus
$304 - $3k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$35k - $56k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents, Client Interaction, 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 $40,894 based on 39 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. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,330.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 4.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (14.2% less), Portland, Oregon (10.3% less) and Houston, Texas (9.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 109 survey responses.
Entry Level
35.8%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
21.1%
Late Career
20.2%