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Average Experienced Legal Secretary Salary

$57,674
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,746
Bonus
$5,400
Commission
$3,445
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Secretary is $57,674.
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$38k
MEDIAN
$58k
90%
$82k
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$38k - $82k
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$34k - $81k
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What Do Legal Secretaries Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Secretary

The top respondents for the job title Legal Secretary are from the companies Cooley Godward Kronish Llp, Sidley & Austin Llp and Goodwin Procter Llp. Reported salaries are highest at Goodwin Procter Llp where the average pay is $95,032. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cooley Godward Kronish Llp, earning around $86,022. Greenbergs Traurig Llp pays the lowest at around $57,990. Sidley & Austin Llp also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,478.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Secretaries?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Typing, Drafting Correspondence, Filing Court Documents and Document Preparation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretaries?

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 $36,803 based on 269 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,113 based on 1,460 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,416 based on 749 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,971.
Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 41.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (28.9% more) and New York, New York (28.7% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,649 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.8%
Early Career
31.4%
Mid Career
16.1%
Late Career
46.7%