The average salary for a Late-Career Paralegal in Washington, District of Columbia is $82,631.
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Job Description for Paralegal
Paralegals perform legal-, regulatory- and business-related research for lawyers working at their organization. Most of the time, paralegals work for law offices, corporations’ legal departments or courts. These professionals also provide legal support services to attorneys. They assist lawyers in filing materials such as motions, memoranda, pleadings and briefs in various court systems, as well as accompany lawyers to see clients and/or to go to court. Paralegals may have to interview clients…Read more
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Popular Skills for Paralegal
Litigation Case Management
Skills in Case Management and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Litigation Case Management, Legal Research and Document Preparation.
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 $43,826 based on 43 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,005 based on 167 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,673 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,289 based on 27 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (30.9% less), Houston, Texas (26.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (25.6% less).
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