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)
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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 Pittsburgh:
"Chasing chickens."
Keeping up with the attorneys is like chasing chickens. Sometimes they forget appointments and phone calls and they aren't where they are supposed to be. It helps if you're on top of the calendar and are able to call and/or email to make sure they don't forget calls. Sometimes that doesn't even work, but you tried. The attorneys are very nice and respectful to me. It's nice to be able to work from home when you need to. Sometimes the job can be stressful - especially when there is a trial looming.

Legal Secretary in Lynchburg:
"Training as a Paralegal."
Get as much training as possible, which wasn't really available to me starting out. I learned on the job.

Legal Secretary in Paterson:
Don't be bullied by your employer and take more days off, you deserve it. Work hard, but know your limits.

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.

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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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