$52,342
Avg. Salary
$17.97
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,504

Bonus

$3,093

Profit Sharing

$3,600

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Secretary is $17.97 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Secretary is $52,342 per year.

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$11.87
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$17.97
50%
$31.50
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MEDIAN $17.97
10%
$33k
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$52k
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$79k
90%
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MEDIAN $52,342
$32,833 - $78,510
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MEDIAN: $52,342
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$0$78K
Salary $32,833 - $78,510
Bonus $487 - $4,913
Profit Sharing $868 - $7,242
Commission $3,600
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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$28,370 - $77,250
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,907
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $11.87 - $31.50
Hourly Tips $0.94
Overtime $20.95 - $60.45
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $487 - $4,913
Commission $3,600
Profit Sharing $868 - $7,242
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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$28,370 - $77,250
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,003

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 Pay By Employer

$0$105K

Reed Smith LLP
14 profiles
$62,349

$93,566

$62,452

Geico
11 profiles
$35,630

$81,161

$80,142

$46,632

$80,492

$74,000

$40,751

Common Career Paths for Legal Secretary


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It doesn't happen often, but some Legal Secretaries do move on to become Corporate Paralegals. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $55K per year. Legal Secretaries most frequently advance into Paralegal and Legal Assistant roles even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary


Legal Secretaries seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Litigation Case Management, Software Knowledge, Word Processing, and Proofreading are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Filing, and Typing. Most people skilled in Document Preparation are similarly competent in Drafting Correspondence and Client Interaction.

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 $33,000 based on 1,393 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 $42,000 based on 945 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 1,525 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 $59,000 based on 1,719 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,582

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

Legal Secretaries will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 64 percent. Legal Secretaries can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+49 percent), Boston (+47 percent), Washington (+47 percent), and Los Angeles (+46 percent). Sacramento is the lowest-paying area, 2 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1429 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲25%

▲6%

National Average
$48,000

▼11%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries




National Average
$48,000

▼1%


Microsoft Word
▼3%

▼4%





▼8%

▼8%

▼11%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1429 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 30%