Average Mid-Career Legal Secretary Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$53,693
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$4,150
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Secretary in Chicago, Illinois is $53,693.
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$44k
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$54k
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$66k
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MEDIAN $53,693
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$44k - $66k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$34k - $67k

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Legal Secretary
Legal Assistant
Legal Administrative Assistant
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary

Skills in Typing and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Filing Court Documents and Document Preparation.

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 $39,992 based on 6 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,549 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,532 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,057.
Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (15.3% more) and New York, New York (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.6% less) and Sacramento, California (8.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 254 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
20.1%
Experienced
20.1%
Late Career
57.5%