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

Average Legal Secretary Hourly Wage in the United States

Legal Secretaries earn a median hourly wage of $21.24. Hourly wages typically start from $12.97 and go up to $36.31.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Legal Secretary Yearly Salary in the United States

Legal Secretaries earn a median salary of $44,180 per year. Salaries typically start from $26,970 and go up to $75,530.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

73%
Full-Time
27%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
762
RATINGS
Legal Secretaries average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Legal Secretaries in the 49th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Legal Secretary Earnings by Seniority

Top End Legal Secretary Earnings

The highest earning Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$36.31
an hour
$75,530
per year
Senior Legal Secretary Earnings

Senior Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$28.56
an hour
$59,410
per year
Experienced Legal Secretary Earnings

Experienced Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$21.24
an hour
$44,180
per year
Junior Legal Secretary Earnings

Junior Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$16.11
an hour
$33,510
per year
Starting Legal Secretary Earnings

Starting Legal Secretaries in the United States earn:

$12.97
an hour
$26,970
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Legal Secretary salary comparison

Legal Secretaries earn less than 83% percent of Law careers. Legal Secretary salaries are in the bottom 74% of all careers in the United States.

Judge Salary $126k
Compliance Manager Salary $105k
Customs Inspector Salary $79k
Coroner Salary $66k
Police Officer Salary $59k
Fish And Game Warden Salary $52k
Court Reporter Salary $51k
Probation Officer Salary $50k
Legal Secretary Salary $44k
Bailiff Salary $42k
Legislator Salary $23k
Source:

Historical salary for Legal Secretaries in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Legal Secretary salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Legal Secretary Salary in District of Columbia $40.08 $83,360 # 1
Legal Secretary Salary in New York $29.99 $62,370 # 2
Legal Secretary Salary in California $24.72 $51,410 # 3
Legal Secretary Salary in Delaware $26.04 $54,150 # 4
Legal Secretary Salary in Massachusetts $23.77 $49,440 # 5
Legal Secretary Salary in Rhode Island $23.24 $48,330 # 6
Legal Secretary Salary in Connecticut $24.71 $51,390 # 7
Legal Secretary Salary in Minnesota $24.53 $51,030 # 8
Legal Secretary Salary in Washington $21.82 $45,390 # 9
Legal Secretary Salary in North Carolina $22.64 $47,090 # 10
Legal Secretary Salary in Nevada $22.03 $45,820 # 11
Legal Secretary Salary in New Jersey $22.38 $46,550 # 12
Legal Secretary Salary in Hawaii $22.82 $47,460 # 13
Legal Secretary Salary in Illinois $21.40 $44,510 # 14
Legal Secretary Salary in Oregon $21.51 $44,740 # 15
Legal Secretary Salary in Virginia $20.55 $42,740 # 16
Legal Secretary Salary in Pennsylvania $21.34 $44,390 # 17
Legal Secretary Salary in Georgia $18.93 $39,370 # 18
Legal Secretary Salary in Michigan $21.74 $45,210 # 19
Legal Secretary Salary in Texas $19.08 $39,680 # 20
Legal Secretary Salary in New Hampshire $20.78 $43,220 # 21
Legal Secretary Salary in Vermont $21.11 $43,910 # 22
Legal Secretary Salary in Florida $18.89 $39,290 # 23
Legal Secretary Salary in Maryland $18.22 $37,900 # 24
Legal Secretary Salary in Utah $18.09 $37,620 # 25
Legal Secretary Salary in Ohio $18.82 $39,150 # 26
Legal Secretary Salary in Missouri $18.42 $38,300 # 27
Legal Secretary Salary in Wisconsin $18.91 $39,320 # 28
Legal Secretary Salary in Maine $18.47 $38,430 # 29
Legal Secretary Salary in Wyoming $18.70 $38,900 # 30
Legal Secretary Salary in Oklahoma $19.27 $40,080 # 31
Legal Secretary Salary in Tennessee $18.27 $37,990 # 32
Legal Secretary Salary in Mississippi $18.02 $37,480 # 33
Legal Secretary Salary in North Dakota $18.40 $38,270 # 34
Legal Secretary Salary in South Carolina $18.01 $37,460 # 35
Legal Secretary Salary in Indiana $16.93 $35,210 # 36
Legal Secretary Salary in Nebraska $17.35 $36,080 # 37
Legal Secretary Salary in West Virginia $17.39 $36,180 # 38
Legal Secretary Salary in Iowa $17.01 $35,380 # 39
Legal Secretary Salary in New Mexico $16.86 $35,070 # 40
Legal Secretary Salary in Idaho $16.88 $35,110 # 41
Legal Secretary Salary in Louisiana $16.95 $35,260 # 42
Legal Secretary Salary in South Dakota $15.64 $32,540 # 43
Legal Secretary Salary in Kansas $15.47 $32,180 # 44
Legal Secretary Salary in Montana $15.87 $33,010 # 45
Legal Secretary Salary in Kentucky $15.35 $31,940 # 46
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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