The average hourly pay for a Legal Secretary with Filing Court Documents skills in San Diego, California is $23.90.
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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 Document Preparation and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling, Microsoft Word and Drafting Correspondence.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary
An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.00 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.49 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.14 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 73.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (64.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (17.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (7.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.1% less).
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