The average salary for a Legal Secretary is AU$51,520 per year.

AU$38,123 - AU$70,635
AU$38K
AU$52K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$51,517
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50%
90%
AU$19.27 - AU$31.87
AU$19
AU$24
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$24.50
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$70K
Salary AU$38,123 - AU$70,635
Bonus AU$225 - AU$5,087
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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AU$38,635 - AU$69,847
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,159
Hourly Data AU$0AU$48
Hourly Rate AU$19.27 - AU$31.87
Overtime AU$10.00 - AU$48.98
Annual Data AU$0AU$69K
Bonus AU$225 - AU$5,087
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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AU$38,635 - AU$69,847
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 400

Job Description for Legal Secretary

Legal secretaries work primarily for lawyers’ offices and courts to perform secretarial duties and provide legal support services to attorneys. They must file materials, such as motions, briefs, memorandums, pleadings, etc. at various court systems in a timely manner, as well as maintain appointments and remind lawyers to see clients. They may need to interview clients, either on the phone or in-person prior to referring them to their lawyers. They are generally tasked with typing and editing pleadings, briefs, technical papers, letters to various parties, and memos, among other documents, and must ensure that all legal documents are free of grammatical errors and typos. They may also accompany lawyers to courts to assist in hearings.

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Legal Secretary Tasks

  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers; summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions and pretrial agreements.
  • Review legal publications and perform database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.
  • Attend legal meetings; client interviews, hearings or depositions and take notes.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting employment, medical and other records.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents and case files.

Legal Secretary Pay By Employer

$0$102K

$89,426

$50,748

$79,254

$80,601

Reed Smith LLP
12 profiles
$64,362

$79,117

Geico
11 profiles
$36,313

$41,505

$61,675

Perkins Coie Llp
10 profiles
$49,648

Common Career Paths for Legal Secretary


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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Legal Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 795 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 438 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$60,000 based on 381 salaries. A Legal Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 268 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$51,346

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Legal Secretary Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Legal Secretary?

Legal Secretary in Brisbane:
"Stress level."
Pros: Completing tasks.
Cons: Low appreciation.

Legal Secretary in Melbourne:
"Busy, Busy, Busy."
Pros: Never at a loss for something to do. Learning a great deal of useful information for studying my law degree.
Cons: Not often celebrated when I do a good job. Often overwhelming workload.

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Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲16%

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
AU$51,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries


▲1%

▲1%

Document Preparation
▼0%

Client Interaction
▼0%

National Average
AU$51,000

▼1%



▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 96%