The average salary for an Experienced Legal Secretary with Proofreading skills is $57,688.
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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
Filing Court Documents
Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, 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 $36,512 based on 23 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,440 based on 157 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,039 based on 87 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,456.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 38.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (33.1% more) and San Diego, California (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.9% less), Houston, Texas (5.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.6% less).
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