Occupational Employment Statistics


43-6012 Legal Secretaries

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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 7011$20.77/hr$14.67/hr$17.44/hr$20.96/hr$23.98/hr$27.14/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial Activities30$29.28/hr
Professional and Business Services2,860$26.12/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration460$24.83/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southwest Minnesota N/A$21.56/hr-25.0%
Northeast Balance of State N/A$17.59/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$20.42/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$20.12/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$18.71/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$23.64/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$20.96/hr-24.2%
Rochester MN MSA 70$21.17/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$16.82/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$17.02/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$21.14/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 130$22.84/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 130$22.98/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 140$22.84/hr-34.9%
Southeast Minnesota 150$18.90/hr-29.4%
Central Minnesota 160$20.85/hr-18.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,530$28.41/hr-18.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,810$27.24/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,390$25.75/hr-20.0%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,580$26.80/hr13.3%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 7,290$22.84/hr6.3%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,720$28.59/hr-17.2%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,660$20.01/hr-7.3%
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 1,600$26.42/hr-1.5%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,790$22.52/hr7.0%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$22.72/hr3.1%
Office Clerks, General 52,080$18.44/hr-2.4%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,480$24.85/hr-1.2%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,900$14.83/hr5.2%

  • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.
  • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Schedule and make appointments.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.
  • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Complete various forms, such as accident reports, trial and courtroom requests, and applications for clients.
  • Prepare, proofread, or process legal documents, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, or pretrial agreements.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.