The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Secretary with Filing Court Documents skills in Los Angeles, California is $22.00.
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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 pl…Read more
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Skills in Drafting Correspondence and Litigation Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Typing and Document Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary
A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.64 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.87 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Las Vegas, Nevada (31.8% less), San Diego, California (31.8% less) and Houston, Texas (18.2% less).
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