Salary for Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

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Also known as:  Accredited Legal Secretary, Certified Legal Secretary Specialist, Law Secretary, Legal Administrative Assistant

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Legal Secretaries are professionals employed to perform clerical work inside of a law firm or other legal facility. Secretaries complete a varied itinerary of duties, often researching cases, compiling paperwork and documentation for court, answering telephones, entering in information into a computer system, scheduling consultations and meetings with lawyers and more. It is essential that one understand legal terminology in order to work as a legal secretary Experience is also very valuable. To work as a legal secretary one must have an associate's degree or higher as well as be friendly and professional in apperance.

A Legal Secretary and Administrative Assistant earns a pay level between $29,620 to $82,270 depending on tenure level. will normally get average salaries of fifty-two thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars annually.

have the best average pay in District of Columbia, where they can earn pay of about $87,600. These people are compensated the highest in Utilities, where they receive an average salary rate of $70,770.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.05 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$70,770
Information
$69,550
Manufacturing
$65,400
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$62,100
Construction
$60,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,600

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,580
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$45,010
Wholesale Trade
$47,450
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$47,480
Public Administration
$49,230
Educational Services
$52,670