Average Experienced Legal Secretary Salary

$54,960
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,547
Bonus
$5,400
Commission
$3,370
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Secretary is $54,960.
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$36k
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MEDIAN $54,960
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Salary
$36k - $80k
Bonus
$495 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $7k
Commission
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$33k - $79k

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Job Description for Legal Secretary

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Secretary

The top respondents for the job title Legal Secretary are from the companies Cooley Godward Kronish Llp, Greenbergs Traurig Llp and Sidley & Austin Llp. Reported salaries are highest at Goodwin Procter Llp where the average pay is $90,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cooley Godward Kronish Llp, earning around $84,212. 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

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

Legal Secretary Job Listings

Popular Skills for Legal Secretary

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Typing, 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 $36,204 based on 837 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,596 based on 1,888 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,069 based on 1,315 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,804.
Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 45.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (30.7% more) and New York, New York (30.7% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,636 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.6%
Early Career
28.5%
Mid Career
19.8%
Late Career
39.1%