The average salary for a Legal Secretary in Washington, District of Columbia is $70,262.
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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 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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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