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Earnings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average salary for legal secretaries was approximately $43,200 in May 2015. Salaries ranged from less than $26,760 to more than $72,890. Legal Secretaries International reports that salaries for legal secretaries range from $20,000 for beginning secretaries in nonurban areas to as much as $75,000 for experienced professionals in large cities. 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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