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$44,117 USD

£34,868 GBP
New York City

$57,000 USD

$22,000 USD

£17,387 GBP
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Average Salary / Legal Secretary / United States

Average salary for Legal Secretary / United States is $44,117 USD per year. The most typical earning is $22,000 USD. All data are based on 48 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $49,700 USD. Women receive a salary of $43,000 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $53,800 USD. The second most paid education level is High School with salary of $48,000 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $64,300 USD. Employees with 8-12 Years of experience receive $54,000 USD.

Levels / Legal Secretary / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
7 100%
14.58%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
6 85.42%
12.5%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
6 72.92%
12.5%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
5 60.42%
10.42%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
3 50%
6.25%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
4 43.75%
8.33%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
3 35.42%
6.25%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
2 29.17%
4.17%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
5 25%
10.42%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
3 14.58%
6.25%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
0 n/a
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
0 n/a
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
2 8.33%
4.17%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
2 4.17%
4.17%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
0 n/a
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
0 n/a
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
0 n/a
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
0 n/a
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
0 n/a
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
0 n/a
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
0 n/a
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
0 n/a
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
0 n/a
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
0 n/a
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
0 n/a
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Legal Secretary / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 5 $49,700 USD
2 Women 29 $43,000 USD

Education / Legal Secretary / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 1 $53,800 USD
2 High School 5 $48,000 USD
3 Some College 27 $46,700 USD
4 Bachelors Degree 15 $37,500 USD

Experience / Legal Secretary / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 12 $64,300 USD
2 8-12 Years 3 $54,000 USD
3 12-16 Years 4 $53,700 USD
4 16-20 Years 2 $43,500 USD
5 4-8 Years 9 $35,900 USD
6 0-1 Year 6 $32,800 USD
7 2-4 Years 8 $30,600 USD
8 1-2 Years 4 $29,500 USD

Age / Legal Secretary / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 61-65 2 $86,500 USD
2 66-70 1 $83,600 USD
3 56-60 3 $52,300 USD
4 76-99 1 $48,000 USD
5 26-30 4 $46,300 USD
6 46-50 1 $46,000 USD
7 31-35 5 $45,600 USD
8 51-55 2 $45,200 USD
9 n/a 14 $44,500 USD
10 41-45 3 $35,300 USD
11 36-40 3 $33,700 USD
12 21-25 9 $30,800 USD

Work Type / Legal Secretary / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 40 $45,900 USD
2 Contract 3 $38,300 USD
3 Self Employed 3 $38,000 USD
4 Part Time 2 $26,000 USD

States / Legal Secretary / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Rhode Island 1 $60,000 USD
2 New York State 4 $57,000 USD
3 Massachusetts 2 $56,500 USD
4 Nevada 1 $55,000 USD
5 Colorado 1 $53,800 USD
6 California 8 $48,800 USD
7 Ohio 1 $46,000 USD
8 Minnesota 2 $44,000 USD
9 Florida 2 $43,900 USD
10 Pennsylvania 5 $42,800 USD
11 Arizona 2 $42,500 USD
12 Texas 6 $42,200 USD
13 Michigan 2 $41,500 USD
14 Washington State 4 $38,000 USD
15 Georgia 1 $38,000 USD
16 New Hampshire 1 $33,000 USD
17 Indiana 2 $30,600 USD
18 Louisiana 1 $28,000 USD
19 Maryland 1 $28,000 USD
20 Mississippi 1 $20,000 USD

Cities / Legal Secretary / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Fort Worth 1 $65,000 USD
2 Fort Lauderdale 1 $60,000 USD
3 Providence 1 $60,000 USD
4 San Francisco 1 $60,000 USD
5 New York City 4 $57,000 USD
6 Boston 2 $56,500 USD
7 Las Vegas 1 $55,000 USD
8 Los Angeles 5 $54,500 USD
9 Denver 1 $53,800 USD
10 Cleveland 1 $46,000 USD
11 Minneapolis 2 $44,000 USD
12 Dallas 3 $43,500 USD
13 Philadelphia 5 $42,800 USD
14 Phoenix 2 $42,500 USD
15 Detroit 2 $41,500 USD
16 Seattle 4 $38,000 USD
17 Atlanta 1 $38,000 USD
18 Manchester, United States 1 $33,000 USD
19 Plano 1 $31,000 USD
20 Indianapolis 2 $30,600 USD
21 Huntington Beach 1 $30,000 USD
22 San Diego 1 $28,000 USD
23 New Orleans 1 $28,000 USD
24 Baltimore 1 $28,000 USD
25 St. Petersburg 1 $27,700 USD
26 Houston 1 $26,900 USD
27 Jackson 1 $20,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

9/9  Legal Assistant (Woman)
Posted 13 August 2020

What I do?

"My main tasks are coordinating events such as Hearings, Mediations, Arbitration’s, Depositions. As well as coordinating telephone conferences with Opposing Counsel and Experts, Adjusters, etc. we work closely with a system called Aderant Total Office that allows us to input all the information in for a new file/law suit. We correspond mainly through email using Outlook as well as through the telephone. We utilize Microsoft Word constantly to draft different pleadings relevant to each case."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Lauderdale Some College 12-16 Years n/a $60,000 USD

8/9  Legal Secretary (Woman)
Posted 10 March 2020

What I do?

"Submit expense reports. Arrange travel. Manage calendars for all attorneys. Set up meetings. Book hotels, flights and transportation. File emails."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $67,000 USD

7/9  Legal Assistant (Woman)
Posted 03 January 2020

What I do?

"Various legal duties."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cleveland High School 12-16 Years n/a $46,000 USD

6/9  Litigation Docketing Legal Assistant (Woman)
Posted 09 August 2019

What I do?

"Assist attorneys with docketing for class action law suits and other cases in transportation industry as well as perform other legal assistant duties."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Indianapolis Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $40,000 USD

5/9  Legal Assistant (Woman)
Posted 22 May 2019

What I do?

"Affidavit/Brief Writing, Form prep and filing, client communications, file organizing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Some College 1-2 Years n/a $26,900 USD

4/9  Legal Secretary (Man)
Posted 01 September 2018

What I do?

"Process contracts and bonds."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Some College 20+ Years n/a $48,000 USD

3/9  Legal Secretary (Woman)
Posted 07 April 2018

What I do?

"Calendar appointments, hearing notices, client phone calls."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Manchester, United States Some College 2-4 Years n/a $33,000 USD

2/9  Assistant (Woman)
Posted 16 March 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Some College 2-4 Years n/a $24,000 USD

1/9  Court Reporter (Woman)
Posted 12 December 2017

What I do?

"Stenographer - I write what people say when sworn under oath in legal proceedings such as court hearings, depositions, statements under oath, and arbitrations. I'm am responsible for making a transcript, a written record, of everything that was said."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Some College 4-8 Years n/a $38,000 USD


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