$39,492
Avg. Salary
$14.87
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,009

Bonus

$2,300

Profit Sharing

$1,925

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Secretary is $14.87 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Secretary is $39,492 per year.

10%
$10.57
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$14.87
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$21.42
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MEDIAN $14.87
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$26k
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$56k
90%
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MEDIAN $39,492
$26,176 - $56,051
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MEDIAN: $39,492
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$0$56K
Salary $26,176 - $56,051
Bonus $304 - $3,129
Profit Sharing $199 - $7,150
Commission $1,925
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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$23,480 - $51,396
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,046
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $10.57 - $21.42
Hourly Tips $0.94
Overtime $16.61 - $42.21
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $304 - $3,129
Commission $1,925
Profit Sharing $199 - $7,150
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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$23,480 - $51,396
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,333

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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,152

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Legal Secretaries in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 55 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Legal Secretaries can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+40 percent), Houston (+32 percent), Seattle (+32 percent), and Washington (+29 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Sacramento.

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 403 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries

Word Processing
▲2%

National Average
$34,000

Transcription
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼3%



Proofreading
▼5%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%


▼6%


Legal Research
▼6%

▼7%

▼7%


▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 403 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 41%