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Entry-Level Legal Secretary Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Legal Secretary is $13.18 per hour.
$24,371 - $52,676
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,365
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$9.61 - $19.90
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,371 - $52,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,045  
Profit Sharing
$445.21 - $5,425  
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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$20,885 - $48,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $19.90  
   
Overtime
$8.97 - $37.58  
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 - $2,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$445.21 - $5,425  
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).
)
$20,885 - $48,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,386
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Legal Secretary Advice

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

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Legal Secretary Salaries

Proofreading
up arrow 4%

Transcription
up arrow 3%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 1%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Word Processing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 5%

Scheduling
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Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 465 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 43%