The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Secretary with Document Preparation skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $50,366.
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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 Microsoft Word, Drafting Correspondence and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Word Processing and Client Interaction.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary
A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,034 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,724 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,479.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.9% more) and New York, New York (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (22.1% less), Austin, Texas (20.2% less) and Seattle, Washington (16.9% less).
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