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Average Experienced Legal Secretary Salary in Los Angeles, California

$71,391
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,000
Bonus
$5,398
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Secretary in Los Angeles, California is $71,391.
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$71k
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$85k
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What Do Legal Secretaries Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Secretaries?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretaries?

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 $41,816 based on 5 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,877 based on 57 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,159 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,290.
Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 14.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (4.0% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (17.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (11.3% less) and San Diego, California (10.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 275 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
20.7%
Mid Career
18.2%
Late Career
59.3%