$54,288
Avg. Salary
$19.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,528

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Secretary with Word Processing skills is $19.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Secretary with Word Processing skills is $54,288 per year.

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$12.30
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$19.83
50%
$32.58
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MEDIAN $19.83
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$34k
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$54k
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$79k
90%
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MEDIAN $54,288
$34,475 - $79,248
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MEDIAN: $54,288
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$0$79K
Salary $34,475 - $79,248
Bonus $492 - $5,170
Profit Sharing $1,036 - $5,143
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,190 - $79,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 560
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $12.30 - $32.58
Overtime $23.19 - $61.98
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $492 - $5,170
Profit Sharing $1,036 - $5,143
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,190 - $79,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 311

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 pleadings, briefs, technical papers, letters to various parties, and memos, among other documents, and must ensure that all legal documents are free of grammatical errors and typos. They may also accompany lawyers to courts to assist in hearings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Legal Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 155 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 116 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 206 salaries. A Legal Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 270 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

44%

28%

17%

National Average: $50,314

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills, 60 percent above the national average. Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+54 percent), New York (+46 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), and Chicago (+30 percent). Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills in Denver report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (24 percent lower) and Miami (10 percent lower).

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 212 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
43%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲20%

▲1%

National Average
$50,000

▼17%

Entry-Level
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 26%