Legal Secretaries Salary Information

The salary statistics of legal secretaries are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of legal secretaries within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The legal secretaries annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Legal Secretaries Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,080
25th Percentile Wage
$33,800
50th Percentile Wage
$44,730
75th Percentile Wage
$60,390
90th Percentile Wage
$76,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legal secretaries. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) legal secretaries is $76,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,080. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 182% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legal secretaries from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,730
1.23% 5.72%
2016
$44,180
2.22% -
2015
$43,200
1.00% -
2014
$42,770
0.89% -
2013
$42,390
0.52% -
2012
$42,170
- -

Table 2. Legal Secretaries Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of legal secretaries in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for legal secretaries occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $62,270. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $39,460).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$62,270
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$59,440
Transportation and Warehousing
$58,390
Manufacturing
$57,220
Mining
$57,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,950
Information
$56,410
Wholesale Trade
$55,710
Finance and Insurance
$51,510
Construction
$50,660
Educational Services
$49,060
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,450
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,100
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,540
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,460

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Legal Secretaries by States

From the above tables we note that not only legal secretaries salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of legal secretaries in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,310 to $86,340. The highest paying state for legal secretaries is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $86,340. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $24,310. For more salary information of legal secretaries profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$86,340
New York
$57,550
Delaware
$54,350
Minnesota
$53,080
Connecticut
$52,100
California
$52,040
Washington
$49,680
Massachusetts
$49,030
Hawaii
$48,380
Pennsylvania
$47,660
Arizona
$47,600
New Jersey
$47,430
Alaska
$46,890
Oregon
$46,110
New Hampshire
$46,060
Illinois
$45,930
North Carolina
$45,730
Colorado
$45,270
Rhode Island
$45,130
Virgin Islands
$44,740
Michigan
$44,720
Maryland
$43,180
Ohio
$43,090
Nevada
$42,990
Vermont
$42,690
North Dakota
$41,470
Georgia
$41,420
Florida
$40,610
Wyoming
$40,450
Virginia
$40,390
Wisconsin
$39,780
Missouri
$39,040
Tennessee
$38,720
Nebraska
$38,500
Mississippi
$38,300
Alabama
$38,200
Oklahoma
$37,980
Texas
$37,880
Maine
$37,870
Utah
$37,610
Indiana
$37,020
Guam
$36,970
South Carolina
$36,620
Iowa
$36,620
Louisiana
$35,830
New Mexico
$34,520
Idaho
$34,060
West Virginia
$33,570
South Dakota
$33,130
Kentucky
$32,810
Arkansas
$32,800
Kansas
$32,450
Montana
$31,710
Puerto Rico
$24,310



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