Becoming a Legal Secretary via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Westwood College, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering legal assistant courses to train individuals to become top-notch legal assistants, paralegals, legal analysts, legal clerks, legal secretaries, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 244,380 people employed as legal secretaries alone in America, and their average annual salary is $42,940. Colleges and universities like Westwood College that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Legal Secretary Salary Information

Category: Legal secretaries

Total # Employed in the US 244,380
Average Hourly Wage: $20.65/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$12.66 $15.35 $19.75 $25.16 $30.76
Average Yearly Salary $42,940
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$26,330 $31,930 $41,080 $52,340 $63,980
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.6% 33.0% 34.6% 13.1% 14.1% 2.1% 0.4%
Legal secretaries — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $29.46/hr $61,270
Colorado $24.19/hr $50,310
Missouri $23.8/hr $49,500
Delaware $22.94/hr $47,710
New York $22.85/hr $47,520
Nebraska $22.69/hr $47,190
District of Columbia $22.53/hr $46,860
Connecticut $22.39/hr $46,580
Oklahoma $21.88/hr $45,510
North Dakota $21.59/hr $44,910
Alaska $21.51/hr $44,740
Indiana $21.22/hr $44,140
Kansas $21.12/hr $43,930
Montana $21.08/hr $43,840
Wyoming $20.49/hr $42,630
Mississippi $20.19/hr $41,990
Idaho $19.83/hr $41,250
Utah $19.62/hr $40,810
Arkansas $19.25/hr $40,040
Hawaii $19.25/hr $40,030
Tennessee $19.12/hr $39,770
Oregon $19.02/hr $39,560
Virginia $18.99/hr $39,510
Puerto Rico $18.84/hr $39,190
Guam $18.71/hr $38,920
New Hampshire $18.69/hr $38,880
Nevada $18.46/hr $38,400
North Carolina $18/hr $37,440
South Carolina $17.9/hr $37,230
Kentucky $17.42/hr $36,230
Michigan $17.08/hr $35,530
Massachusetts $17.04/hr $35,440
Alabama $16.91/hr $35,160
Wisconsin $16.61/hr $34,550
Iowa $16.43/hr $34,170
Louisiana $16.18/hr $33,660
New Mexico $16.15/hr $33,600
Washington $15.98/hr $33,240
Ohio $15.93/hr $33,120
California $15.91/hr $33,100
Maryland $15.38/hr $32,000
Maine $14.86/hr $30,900
Pennsylvania $14.48/hr $30,110
South Dakota $14.43/hr $30,020
New Jersey $14.08/hr $29,290


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