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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,09096$32.02/hr$22.51/hr$25.06/hr$31.11/hr$39.64/hr$40.20/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
InformationN/AN/A
Financial Activities50$25.03/hr
Professional and Business Services2,110$30.94/hr
Public Administration510$29.65/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$19.33/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/A$31.09/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$24.06/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$24.01/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$24.44/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$23.70/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$24.01/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 80$24.01/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$24.74/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$24.57/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$24.84/hr-19.3%
Northwest Balance of State 100$23.61/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$23.61/hr-21.5%
Southeast Minnesota 110$24.01/hr-20.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 120$24.15/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$24.57/hr-22.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,090$31.11/hr-21.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,130$31.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,680$30.77/hr-21.3%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,080$30.53/hr10.6%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 6,690$24.68/hr3.3%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,140$31.55/hr-20.1%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,730$23.80/hr-9.4%
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 630$26.03/hrN/A
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 5,430$24.47/hr-1.3%
Correspondence Clerks N/AN/AN/A
Office Clerks, General 52,900$19.71/hr-3.3%
Compliance Officers 5,130$39.47/hr4.5%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,810$25.27/hr-14.4%


  • 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.