Training Requirements for Legal Secretaries

Legal secretaries need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees 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

This represents about 215,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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.

Typical Income for Legal Secretaries

Hourly Income

On average,legal secretaries make $23.03 per hour.

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.

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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