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What is the average salary for Legal Secretaries in the United States?

Legal Secretaries earn an average hourly wage of $21.96. Hourly wages typically start from $12.83 and go up to $34.11. Legal Secretaries earn an average salary of $45,670 per year. Salaries typically start from $26,680 and go up to $70,950.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$34.11 an hour $70,950 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$27.30 an hour $56,770 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$20.56 an hour $42,770 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$15.85 an hour $32,970 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$12.83 an hour $26,680 per year

Historical salary for Legal Secretaries in the United States

Legal Secretary salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Legal Secretary Salary in District of Columbia $34.45 $71,660 # 1
Legal Secretary Salary in New York $26.96 $56,080 # 2
Legal Secretary Salary in California $25.57 $53,190 # 3
Legal Secretary Salary in Massachusetts $24.77 $51,520 # 4
Legal Secretary Salary in Delaware $24.21 $50,360 # 5
Legal Secretary Salary in Alaska $23.33 $48,540 # 6
Legal Secretary Salary in Rhode Island $23.06 $47,960 # 7
Legal Secretary Salary in Illinois $22.88 $47,600 # 8
Legal Secretary Salary in Minnesota $22.78 $47,380 # 9
Legal Secretary Salary in Connecticut $22.58 $46,970 # 10
Legal Secretary Salary in North Carolina $22.55 $46,910 # 11
Legal Secretary Salary in Missouri $22.49 $46,780 # 12
Legal Secretary Salary in New Jersey $22.41 $46,610 # 13
Legal Secretary Salary in Colorado $22.41 $46,610 # 14
Legal Secretary Salary in Washington $22.23 $46,240 # 15
Legal Secretary Salary in Nevada $22.20 $46,170 # 16
Legal Secretary Salary in Oregon $22.14 $46,050 # 17
Legal Secretary Salary in Michigan $21.89 $45,520 # 18
Legal Secretary Salary in Hawaii $21.76 $45,260 # 19
Legal Secretary Salary in Virginia $21.66 $45,050 # 20
Legal Secretary Salary in Maryland $21.22 $44,140 # 21
Legal Secretary Salary in Texas $21.06 $43,810 # 22
Legal Secretary Salary in Vermont $21.06 $43,800 # 23
Legal Secretary Salary in Pennsylvania $21.02 $43,720 # 24
Legal Secretary Salary in Georgia $20.31 $42,250 # 25
Legal Secretary Salary in Wisconsin $19.96 $41,510 # 26
Legal Secretary Salary in Mississippi $19.78 $41,150 # 27
Legal Secretary Salary in Arizona $19.50 $40,570 # 28
Legal Secretary Salary in New Hampshire $19.50 $40,560 # 29
Legal Secretary Salary in Tennessee $19.45 $40,450 # 30
Legal Secretary Salary in Florida $19.37 $40,280 # 31
Legal Secretary Salary in Utah $19.18 $39,900 # 32
Legal Secretary Salary in West Virginia $18.16 $37,760 # 33
Legal Secretary Salary in Indiana $17.98 $37,390 # 34
Legal Secretary Salary in Ohio $17.96 $37,360 # 35
Legal Secretary Salary in Louisiana $17.89 $37,220 # 36
Legal Secretary Salary in Maine $17.80 $37,020 # 37
Legal Secretary Salary in North Dakota $17.80 $37,020 # 38
Legal Secretary Salary in Oklahoma $17.61 $36,630 # 39
Legal Secretary Salary in South Carolina $17.61 $36,620 # 40
Legal Secretary Salary in Wyoming $17.38 $36,140 # 41
Legal Secretary Salary in Iowa $17.29 $35,970 # 42
Legal Secretary Salary in Kansas $17.28 $35,950 # 43
Legal Secretary Salary in Alabama $17.26 $35,900 # 44
Legal Secretary Salary in Idaho $17.24 $35,860 # 45
Legal Secretary Salary in Nebraska $17.17 $35,710 # 46
Legal Secretary Salary in New Mexico $16.94 $35,240 # 47
Legal Secretary Salary in Montana $16.24 $33,790 # 48
Legal Secretary Salary in Arkansas $15.90 $33,080 # 49
Legal Secretary Salary in Kentucky $15.48 $32,190 # 50
Legal Secretary Salary in South Dakota $15.40 $32,030 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics