Average Paralegal with Legal Research Skills Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$51,923
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$1,992
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The average salary for a Paralegal with Legal Research skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $51,923.
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$40k
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$52k
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$81k
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$40k - $83k
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Popular Skills for Paralegal

Skills in Document Preparation, Case Management and Litigation Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction and Document Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

An entry-level Paralegal with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,910 based on 16 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,796 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,417 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,093 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,361.
Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (22.6% more) and San Diego, California (10.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.7% less), Chicago, Illinois (5.2% less) and New York, New York (4.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 100 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.0%
Early Career
46.0%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
9.0%
Late Career
9.0%