Average Early-Career Paralegal with Document Preparation Skills Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$46,245
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$2,035
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The average salary for an Early-Career Paralegal with Document Preparation skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $46,245.
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What Are Popular Skills for Paralegals?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Paralegals?

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 $44,189 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,957 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,093 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,480.
Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (3.6% more) and New York, New York (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (9.8% less), Houston, Texas (8.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 66 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.7%
Mid Career
43.9%
Experienced
19.7%
Late Career
16.7%