The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Secretary with Word Processing skills is $62,129.
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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 that pay less than market rate include Typing, Microsoft Word, Drafting Correspondence, 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 $38,899 based on 26 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,645 based on 149 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,113 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,445 based on 196 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 37.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (26.0% more) and New York, New York (24.9% more).
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