The average salary for a Legal Secretary in Chicago, Illinois is $60,574.
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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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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary
Filing Court Documents
Skills in Document Preparation, Drafting Correspondence, Microsoft Word and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary
An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,992 based on 20 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,549 based on 51 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,693 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,494 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,481.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (16.0% more) and New York, New York (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (0.6% less).
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