The average salary for a Legal Secretary with Microsoft Word skills is $53,567.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Secretary
The top respondents for the job title Legal Secretary are from the companies Littler Mendelson, P.C., Greenbergs Traurig Llp and Cooley Godward Kronish Llp. Reported salaries are highest at Wilmerhale where the average pay is $78,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cooley Godward Kronish Llp and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker Llp, earning around $77,180 and $76,381, respectively. Perkins Coie Llp pays the lowest at around $45,450. Littler Mendelson, P.C. and Greenbergs Traurig Llp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,948 and $59,783, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary
Filing Court Documents
Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, Client Interaction, Drafting Correspondence, Filing Court Documents and Document Preparation.
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 $36,793 based on 67 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,470 based on 350 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,275 based on 214 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,603 based on 416 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,403.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 47.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (35.9% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (35.1% more).
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