Information About Legal Secretaries

Training Requirements for Legal Secretaries

Legal secretaries need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Legal secretaries
Training for Legal Secretaries
Percent
Less than High School 2.1
High School 28.1
Some College 32.8
Associates Degree 14.7
Bachelors Degree 18.4
Masters Degree 3.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

Employment outlook for Legal Secretaries

Represents about 215,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 8,000 less legal secretaries but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 22,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, legal secretaries make $23.03 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Legal secretaries $12.97 $16.11 $21.24 $28.56 $36.31
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Secretaries and administrative assistants $11.02 $13.93 $17.90 $23.48 $29.92
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, legal secretaries make $47,900 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Legal secretaries $26,970 $33,510 $44,180 $59,410 $75,530
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Secretaries and administrative assistants $22,930 $28,960 $37,230 $48,830 $62,230
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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