Entry-Level Legal Secretary Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Entry-Level Legal Secretary is $13.09 per hour.
Entry-Level Legal Secretary Salary (?
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$24,187 - $52,148
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,043
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Entry-Level Legal Secretary Salary (?
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$9.58 - $19.79
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,187 - $52,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,028  
Profit Sharing
$469.60 - $5,238  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,700  
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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$20,809 - $48,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $19.79  
   
Overtime
$9.46 - $36.84  
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 - $2,028  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,700  
Profit Sharing
$469.60 - $5,238  
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).
)
$20,809 - $48,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,486
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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New Orleans
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Philadelphia
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San Diego
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Chicago
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National Average
$31,000
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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

Transcription
up arrow 4%
Proofreading
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Filing Court Documents
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Drafting Correspondence
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National Average
$31,000
Document Preparation
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Microsoft Word
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Word Processing
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Organizing
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Legal Research
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Typing
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Scheduling
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 42%