"legal documents," "law firm," and "court proceedings" aren't the only skills we found legal secretaries list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of legal secretary responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 37.4% of legal secretaries have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 3.1% earned their master's degrees before becoming a legal secretary. While it's true that some legal secretaries have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every four legal secretaries did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those legal secretaries who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or legal support services degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for legal secretaries include criminal justice degrees or secretarial and administrative science degrees.
Once you're ready to become a legal secretary, you should explore the companies that typically hire legal secretaries. According to legal secretary resumes that we searched through, legal secretaries are hired the most by Robert Half International, Zurich, and Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez. Currently, Robert Half International has 62 legal secretary job openings, while there are 9 at Zurich and 3 at Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez.
Since salary is important to some legal secretaries, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Seyfarth Shaw, Fisher & Phillips, and Kutak Rock. If you were to take a closer look at Seyfarth Shaw, you'd find that the average legal secretary salary is $87,737. Then at Fisher & Phillips, legal secretaries receive an average salary of $78,522, while the salary at Kutak Rock is $75,943.
We also looked into companies who hire legal secretaries from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include LAW Offices, Skadden, and Robert Half International.
For the most part, legal secretaries make their living in the professional and manufacturing industries. Legal secretaries tend to make the most in the professional industry with an average salary of $59,678. The legal secretary annual salary in the manufacturing and retail industries generally make $45,285 and $38,620 respectively. Additionally, legal secretaries who work in the professional industry make 80.0% more than legal secretaries in the government Industry.