Average Legal Secretary with Document Preparation Skills Salary

$52,308
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,462
Bonus
$5,400
Commission
$3,006
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The average salary for a Legal Secretary with Document Preparation skills is $52,308.
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MEDIAN $52,308
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Salary
$33k - $78k
Bonus
$489 - $4k
Profit Sharing
$856 - $7k
Commission
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$29k - $76k

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Job Description for Legal Secretary

The top respondents for the job title Legal Secretary are from the companies Greenbergs Traurig Llp, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Llp and Littler Mendelson, P.C.. Reported salaries are highest at Goodwin Procter Llp where the average pay is $85,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Morgan Lewis & Bockius Llp and Sidley & Austin Llp, earning around $82,459 and $69,622, respectively. Geico pays the lowest at around $35,000. Littler Mendelson, P.C. and Reed Smith LLP also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $49,883 and $61,777, respectively.

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 Filing Court Documents and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, Client Interaction and Drafting Correspondence.

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 $35,973 based on 354 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,148 based on 950 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,278 based on 677 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,810 based on 1,125 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,887.
Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 47.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (37.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (34.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,456 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.9%
Early Career
21.3%
Mid Career
15.2%
Experienced
25.2%
Late Career
30.3%