The average salary for an Experienced Legal Secretary with Document Preparation skills in New York, New York is $75,616.
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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 Client Interaction, Drafting Correspondence, Scheduling and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing.
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 $46,333 based on 5 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,529 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,923.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Sacramento, California (27.4% less), Houston, Texas (19.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (18.9% less).
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