Average Legal Secretary Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$70,262
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,540
Bonus
$3,575
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The average salary for a Legal Secretary in Washington, District of Columbia is $70,262.
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$48k
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$89k
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MEDIAN $70,262
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Salary
$48k - $89k
Bonus
$996 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$766 - $10k
Total Pay
$47k - $92k

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Job Description for Legal Secretary

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Secretary. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Legal Secretary
Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary

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

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 $50,129 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,643 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,834 based on 93 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,541.
Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.8% less) and San Diego, California (11.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 271 survey responses.
Early Career
17.3%
Mid Career
12.2%
Experienced
34.3%
Late Career
36.2%