Entry-Level Legal Secretary Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Legal Secretary is $13.95 per hour.

$24,617 - $54,045
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,429
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$9.92 - $19.95
(Median)
$9
$14
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,617 - $54,045  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,524  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,152  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$21,658 - $49,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $19.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$12.57 - $38.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,524  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,152  
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).
)
$21,658 - $49,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,274
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,145

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Legal Secretary Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Legal Secretary in Atlanta:
"Wish I knew how time consuming doing billing can be."
Regular responsibilities and billing responsibilities are very time consuming at a very small firm.

Legal Secretary in Miami:
"After 100 years who cares."
Take it one day at time, do your best to become that special person all attorneys rely on and learn your job to best of your ability.

Legal Secretary in New London:
"Stressful and overworked."
You won't become rich doing it. Real estate practices fluctuate too much, so choose another form of legal work.

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.

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Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries

Transcription
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Proofreading
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Word Processing
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Filing Court Documents
0%

Drafting Correspondence
0%

National Average
$32,000

Document Preparation
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Organizing
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Typing
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Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 363 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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