Legal Secretaries

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.

Number of positions

2012: 11,560    2014: 11,690

Annual job postings

New: 70    Replacement: 150
(Total: 220)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
$44,980
($21/hour)
Middle:
$64,000
($30/hour)
Up to:
$71,340
($34/hour)
Average:
$62,550
($30/hour)

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:
None

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers

 

Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.