Legal Secretaries


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


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Legal Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 4,100 16.75 13.09 18.58 34,840 27,220 38,650
Springfield MSA 180 15.00 11.06 16.98 31,210 23,000 35,310
St Louis MSA 3,000 17.09 14.09 18.58 35,540 29,300 38,650
Kansas City* 1,060 17.60 15.30 18.75 36,610 31,821 39,004
Central Region* 250 12.40 9.68 13.76 25,795 20,144 28,620
Ozark Region* 180 14.96 10.99 16.94 31,115 22,869 35,238
Southeast Region* 20 10.51 7.78 11.88 21,866 16,181 24,708
St. Louis City* 1,360 17.65 14.33 19.31 36,713 29,812 40,164
St. Louis County* 890 17.71 14.92 19.11 36,844 31,043 39,744

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 4,300 4,970 670 15.58 141 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,500 1,630 130 8.67 39 Good
St Louis MSA 2,880 3,260 380 13.19 87 Outstanding
Northeast Region* 60 60 .00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 250 290 40 16.00 8 Good
Southwest Region* 70 80 10 14.29 2 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Vocational training in one of the following
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary