Average Legal Secretary Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$60,574
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,944
Bonus
$4,298
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The average salary for a Legal Secretary in Chicago, Illinois is $60,574.
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$39k
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$79k
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MEDIAN $60,574
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Salary
$39k - $79k
Bonus
$508 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$811 - $10k
Total Pay
$37k - $85k

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Job Description for Legal Secretary

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Secretary

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Secretary. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Legal Secretary
Legal Administrative Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 317 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.3%
Early Career
16.1%
Mid Career
10.4%
Experienced
24.0%
Late Career
43.2%