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Legal Secretaries in Illinois

Considering a career as a Legal Secretary in Illinois?

-19% Jobs Projection
$48,380 Median Salary
740 Job Openings

While jobs for Legal Secretaries in Illinois are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Legal Secretaries in Illinois is expected to decrease.

  • Legal Secretaries in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

There were approximately 7,880 workers employed as Legal Secretaries in this state in 2018.

There were 10,080 Legal Secretaries employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 2,200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Legal Secretaries in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,080 Legal Secretaries working in it, which means Illinois has more Legal Secretaries than average.

Legal Secretaries in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Legal Secretaries in this state are declining at a rate of 18.6% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Legal Secretaries: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 740 annual job openings, and a total of 7,740 jobs for Illinois Legal Secretaries in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,000 annual jobs and 157,500 total jobs in 2026.

In 2018 wages for Legal Secretaries ranged from $24,950 to $85,450 with $48,380 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12 to $41.08. The median hourly rate was $23.26.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.08 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.18.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Legal Secretaries Earnings: IL vs. National Average

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Legal Secretaries.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,160 $52,440
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,250 $50,710
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 250 $37,230
Peoria, IL 190 $36,770
Bloomington, IL 170 $34,810
Rockford, IL 160 $52,360
Springfield, IL 120 $45,520
Decatur, IL 110 $41,330
Champaign-Urbana, IL 110 $34,500
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 70 $31,330
Kankakee, IL 60 $38,930
Danville, IL 60 $46,310
Carbondale-Marion, IL 30 $39,690

The table below shows the states where most Legal Secretaries work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,220 $53,790
New York 15,440 $54,170
Texas 12,990 $40,890
Florida 9,460 $43,160
New Jersey 9,020 $49,840
Illinois 7,880 $48,380
Pennsylvania 7,420 $48,240
Michigan 5,230 $43,970
Ohio 4,830 $44,880
Missouri 4,480 $41,170
Georgia 3,980 $40,150
Alabama 3,930 $39,500
Massachusetts 3,920 $56,110
District of Columbia 3,540 $90,010
Minnesota 3,530 $51,890
Louisiana 3,310 $38,630
Colorado 3,250 $0
Tennessee 3,010 $42,820
Washington 2,780 $52,350
Indiana 2,780 $39,680

Below are the states where Legal Secretaries get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $90,010
Massachusetts $56,110
Connecticut $54,500
New York $54,170
California $53,790
Washington $52,350
Delaware $52,090
Minnesota $51,890
Rhode Island $50,100
New Jersey $49,840

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Occupation IL Employment Total
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 67,780
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 30,140


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