Average Mid-Career Legal Secretary with Document Preparation Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$51,413
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Secretary with Document Preparation skills in Chicago, Illinois is $51,413.
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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Secretaries?

Skills in Client Interaction, Drafting Correspondence and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling and Filing Court Documents.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretaries?

An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,340 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,847 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,314.
Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 46.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (24.9% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (17.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.8% less), Las Vegas, Nevada (5.5% less) and Sacramento, California (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 116 survey responses.
Early Career
15.5%
Experienced
18.1%
Late Career
66.4%