Legal Secretaries in Illinois
Considering a career as a Legal Secretary in Illinois?
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.
How Many Legal Secretaries Work in Illinois?
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.
The typical state has 2,080 Legal Secretaries working in it, which means Illinois has more Legal Secretaries than average.
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
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.
What do Legal Secretaries Make in Illinois?
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.
Top Illinois Metros for Legal Secretaries
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Legal Secretaries.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||2,250||$50,710|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||250||$37,230|
|Cape Girardeau, MO-IL||70||$31,330|
Top States for Legal Secretaries Employment
The table below shows the states where most Legal Secretaries work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||3,540||$90,010|
Below are the states where Legal Secretaries get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$90,010|
Related Careers in IL
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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|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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