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

$54,957
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$1,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia is $54,957.
10%
$42k
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$55k
90%
$64k
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What Do Legal Assistants Do?

Career Paths

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More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Assistants?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents, Client Interaction, Case Management, Drafting Correspondence and Document Preparation.

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 $41,273 based on 35 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,083 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,677 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,520.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 2.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (18.1% less), Dallas, Texas (11.2% less) and Houston, Texas (10.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 173 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.2%
Early Career
58.4%
Experienced
9.2%
Late Career
12.1%