Entry-Level Legal Secretary Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Legal Secretary is $13.49 per hour.

$24,325 - $53,868
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,740
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$9.80 - $19.87
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,325 - $53,868  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,375  
Profit Sharing
$439.20 - $4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,138 - $49,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $19.87  
   
Overtime
$8.30 - $37.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,375  
   
Profit Sharing
$439.20 - $4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$21,138 - $49,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,269
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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Legal Secretary in Jersey City:
"Requires great memory and good time managing."
Diary everything! Always be pleasant. Always ask for help if you needed.

Legal Secretary in Boston:
"Working as an Estate Planning Legal Secretary."
There is a bundle of information to learn with Estate Planning. There are numerous documents, various types of trust documents, various types of Wills depending on the individual's assets, and many other documents. It is an area that is interesting to learn if you have no idea, such as myself, of planning ahead your future or for your elderly parents. I'm not so sure if much money is to be made in this field. I had worked in litigation for most of my years. I am hoping to get an increase.

Legal Secretary in Washington:
"The firm's financial stability, profits and losses."
Any candidate should be proactive, very confident in their skills and have the ability to implement them assertively. The new legal secretary should be up front and honest at the interview as to what they have to offer this firm and what they would like to receive in return. Understanding the unique individual personalities of the attorneys and having the ability to work with them is paramount.

Legal Secretary in Houston:
"Presentation, Presentation, Presentation."
If the final document you present to your client doesn't look good, it is a direct reflection on YOU. If the final document you present on behalf of your client doesn't look good, it doesn't get read - no matter how well-written it is. Imagine, if you will, that your client, along with multiple other developers, is placing a bid document out to investors for their review and ultimate purchase. If your document, as compared to documents provided by the other developers, is not eye-pleasing, your client immediately loses any advantage it may have had. Always keep in mind that your client is depending on you to make a great impression on his behalf.

Legal Secretary in New York:
"Be Proactive"
Besides doing all the usual duties, i also tried to solve computer technical issues and trained others; learned many computer skills and filing procedures, etc., on my own and pass them along to the others. I was always calm and patient and I always volunteer for overtime whenever necessary

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Legal Secretary Salaries

Filing Court Documents
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Proofreading
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Transcription
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Drafting Correspondence
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Word Processing
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Document Preparation
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National Average
$32,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Scheduling
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Filing
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Typing
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Organizing
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Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 399 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 41%
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