The average salary for a Legal Secretary in San Francisco, California is $76,422.
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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 in Document Preparation, Microsoft Word and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence and Filing Court Documents.
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 $45,050 based on 15 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,658 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,156 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,920 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,156.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (21.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (20.7% less) and San Diego, California (18.5% less).
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