The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Legal Secretary with Drafting Correspondence skills in San Diego, California is $18.50.
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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, Client Interaction, Filing Court Documents, Microsoft Word and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $16.27 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.50 based on 8 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 43.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (37.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (33.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (13.5% less).
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