Legal Secretary Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$39,000
$27,000
Min 10%
$39,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Latham & Watkins
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
5.0 years
How much does a legal secretary make?
Legal Secretaries in America make an average salary of $39,162 per year or $18.83 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $55,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $27,000. Professional companies and Insurance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. States with the highest Legal Secretary salaries include Alaska, New Jersey, California, Nevada, and Illinois. The typical employment for a Legal Secretary is 5.0 years.
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Average Legal Secretary Salary By Location

Legal Secretaries in the United States of America make on average $39,162 a year or $18.83 per hour. Working in Palo Alto, CA as a Legal Secretary will pay you the highest wages at around $50,001 per year. Not only that, Palo Alto, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $31,000. Some of the states with the best Legal Secretary salaries are Alaska, New Jersey, California, Nevada, Illinois, New York, and Delaware. New Mexico, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma are the lowest earners.

Map of Legal Secretary Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Legal Secretaries earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Legal Secretary Salary By Company

If you are a Legal Secretary, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Professional companies and Insurance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Legal Secretaries at Latham & Watkins and Sidley Austin report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like Clifford Chance or Mayer Brown, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Legal Secretaries.

Legal Secretary Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Legal Secretary Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Legal Secretary can range from $33,736 to $55,886 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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