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Legal secretary salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $20.60
Low $13.36
High $31.76
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a legal secretary is $20.60 per hour in the United States. 4.9k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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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. Adams & Martin Group
    27 reviews91 salaries reported
    $23.90per hour
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Highest paying cities for Legal Secretaries near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $25.14 per hour
    107 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $25.12 per hour
    226 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $25.00 per hour
    209 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $22.64 per hour
    77 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $21.91 per hour
    106 salaries reported
  3. Tempe, AZ
    $21.73 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $20.77 per hour
    51 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $20.40 per hour
    47 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $20.22 per hour
    88 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
Top fields of study
Law Degree

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

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Average $20.30 per hour

Administrative Assistant

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Average $18.86 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Legal Secretary

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