Law Secretaries


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Law Secretaries

Law Secretaries - Wages & Trends

Pay varies with the worker's skill, experience, and level of responsibility. The more training or experience legal secretaries have, the higher their wages. Pay also varies with the type of law firm. Legal secretaries earn more than some secretaries because they must be very accurate and have special skills. This includes knowledge of legal terms and procedures. Pay also varies by area of the country.

Legal secretaries who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Some firms also offer a retirement plan.

Legal secretaries and administrative assistants (SOC 43-6012)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $16.23 $22.83 $30.72
Yearly $33,749 $47,491 $63,908
    Champaign Area Hourly $14.01 $16.32 $20.62
Yearly $29,143 $33,948 $42,896
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $11.96 $15.46 $20.70
Yearly $24,883 $32,158 $43,052
    Cook County Hourly $16.73 $24.34 $34.58
Yearly $34,805 $50,626 $71,920
    Decatur Area Hourly $15.35 $21.64 $24.05
Yearly $31,929 $45,013 $50,032
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $14.53 $21.68 $25.95
Yearly $30,228 $45,090 $53,968
    Du Page County Hourly $24.91 $27.62 $30.32
Yearly $51,818 $57,456 $63,064
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $17.59 $19.91 $26.53
Yearly $36,589 $41,415 $55,186
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $13.49 $14.68 $16.67
Yearly $28,067 $30,537 $34,670
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $16.65 $19.01 $23.86
Yearly $34,629 $39,531 $49,620
    Lake County Hourly $24.92 $34.56 $37.93
Yearly $51,836 $71,875 $78,895
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $15.91 $17.86 $20.70
Yearly $33,089 $37,141 $43,062
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $12.82 $16.73 $20.01
Yearly $26,666 $34,804 $41,618
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $15.24 $22.60 $27.04
Yearly $31,699 $46,999 $56,242
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $13.27 $14.34 $15.41
Yearly $27,591 $29,820 $32,048
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $17.96 $20.68 $23.75
Yearly $37,363 $43,015 $49,401
    Rockford Area Hourly $14.44 $18.44 $25.79
Yearly $30,030 $38,352 $53,637
    Springfield Area Hourly $13.15 $17.76 $23.97
Yearly $27,347 $36,950 $49,853
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $17.33 $20.49 $24.43
Yearly $36,038 $42,613 $50,807
    Will County Hourly $17.51 $19.24 $25.20
Yearly $36,415 $40,017 $52,414
United States Hourly $17.83 $23.55 $31.54
Yearly $37,090 $48,980 $65,610

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.