The average pay for a Legal Secretary in Sydney, New South Wales is AU$55,028 per year.

AU$38,504 - AU$76,596
AU$39K
AU$55K
AU$77K
MEDIAN: AU$54,858
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50%
90%
AU$18.13 - AU$34.52
AU$18
AU$25
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$24.82
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$76K
Salary AU$38,504 - AU$76,596
Bonus AU$3,250
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$38,319 - AU$75,878
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 294
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$18.13 - AU$34.52
Overtime AU$33.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$75K
Bonus AU$3,250
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$38,319 - AU$75,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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.

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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$49,000 based on 203 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$60,000 based on 90 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$69,000 based on 75 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$66,000 based on 58 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲27%

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries

▲1%

Client Interaction
▲1%

National Average
AU$54,000


▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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