Information About Legal Secretaries

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Training

Legal secretaries need associate degree.

Degrees for Legal secretaries
Training for Legal Secretaries
Percent
Less than High School 2.6
High School 33.0
Some College 34.6
Associates Degree 13.1
Bachelors Degree 14.1
Masters Degree 2.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment

Represents about 262,000 people in the United States- 1.4% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 48,000 more legal secretaries but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 83,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, legal secretaries make $21.30 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Legal secretaries $12.60 $15.80 $20.40 $26.10 $32.10
Office and administrative support occupations $9.13 $11.40 $15.00 $20.00 $25.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, legal secretaries make $44,310 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Legal secretaries $26,360 $33,000 $42,460 $54,350 $66,940
Office and administrative support occupations $18,980 $23,760 $31,250 $41,590 $53,880
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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