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

$43,799
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$850
Bonus
$2,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $43,799.
10%
$32k
MEDIAN
$44k
90%
$54k
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$32k - $54k
Bonus
$496 - $1k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$33k - $55k

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Filing Court Documents are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Management, Client Interaction, 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 $35,843 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,668 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 5.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.9% more) and Portland, Oregon (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (26.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (8.8% less) and New York, New York (4.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13 survey responses.
Entry Level
38.5%
Mid Career
61.5%