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Legal Secretaries

Earnings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average salary for legal secretaries was approximately $46,360 in May 2018. Salaries ranged from less than $24,690 to more than $64,230. In January 2020, Glassdoor, Inc. reported that the average base pay for legal secretaries was $50,582. Annual salaries ranged from a low of $35,000 to $68,000 or more. An attorney's rank in the firm will also affect the salary of his or her legal secretary; secretaries who work for a partner will earn higher salaries than those who work for an associate. Certified legal secretaries generally receive higher pay.

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