The average salary for a Legal Secretary with Typing skills in New York, New York is $71,008.
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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
Skills in Document Preparation, Microsoft Word, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $41,446 based on 6 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,500 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,412 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,681 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,253.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 10.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (7.0% more) and San Diego, California (0.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (31.5% less), Dallas, Texas (20.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (18.4% less).
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