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Legal Secretary salary in United States

How much does a Legal Secretary make in the United States?

Average base salary

$19.21
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a legal secretary is $19.21 per hour in the United States. 3.2k salaries reported, updated at August 13, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Legal Secretaries in United States

  1. Mayer Brown LLP
    3.9star
    100 reviews5 salaries reported
    $38.09per hour
  2. $29.35per hour
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Highest paying cities for Legal Secretaries in United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $27.08 per hour
    39 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $24.05 per hour
    53 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $23.03 per hour
    161 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $22.71 per hour
    142 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $21.65 per hour
    39 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $20.27 per hour
    35 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $18.19 per hour
    62 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $17.47 per hour
    17 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $17.17 per hour
    21 salaries reported
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Where can a Legal Secretary earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Legal Secretaries

Top skills
Negotiation
+148.25%salary
Top fields of study
Law Degree
+31.92%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
19 jobs23
5 jobs9
42 jobs63
184 jobs269
88 jobs132
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Most common benefits for Legal Secretaries

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,982 ratings

53% of Legal Secretaries in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Legal Assistant

17,526 job openings

Average $18.90 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Legal Secretary

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