The average salary for an Experienced Legal Secretary with Drafting Correspondence skills in San Francisco, California is $79,429.
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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 Filing Court Documents and Document Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Client Interaction and Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary
An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,942 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,480 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,340.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in Palo Alto, California earn an average of 19.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Sacramento, California (37.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (24.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (16.3% less).
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