$49,236
Avg. Salary
$20.46
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,444

Bonus

$2,987

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Secretary with Transcription skills is $20.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Secretary with Transcription skills is $49,236 per year.

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$12.22
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$30.93
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MEDIAN $20.46
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$33k
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$72k
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MEDIAN $49,236
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$0$71K
Salary $33,204 - $71,565
Bonus $480 - $4,879
Profit Sharing $970 - $5,120
Total Pay (?
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$29,718 - $70,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 547
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $12.22 - $30.93
Overtime $22.77 - $60.74
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $480 - $4,879
Profit Sharing $970 - $5,120
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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$29,718 - $70,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 354

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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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 $34,000 based on 124 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 $43,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 248 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 $55,000 based on 302 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

40%

34%

National Average: $46,915

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

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 219 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
45%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲17%

▲2%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 29%