AU$52,881
Avg. Salary
AU$25.10
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Legal Secretary is AU$25.10 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Secretary is AU$52,881 per year.

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MEDIAN AU$52,881
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Salary AU$39,569 - AU$72,395
Bonus AU$302 - AU$4,894
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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$39,929 - AU$71,930
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,021
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$19.61 - AU$33.95
Overtime AU$0.00 - AU$50.66
Annual Data AU$0AU$71K
Bonus AU$302 - AU$4,894
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$39,929 - AU$71,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 343

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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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$52,651

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Legal Secretary Reviews

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

Legal Secretary in Sydney:
"Its ok."
Pros: My team and my boss
Cons: Not getting paid enough

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲13%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries


National Average
AU$53,000

▼1%

▼1%

Document Preparation
▼3%

▼3%

Client Interaction
▼3%



▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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