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Legal Secretaries in New Mexico

Considering a career as a Legal Secretary in New Mexico?

-21% Jobs Projection
$35,910 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Legal Secretaries in New Mexico is expected to decrease.

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

In 2018, there were 1,820 Legal Secretaries working in the state.

There were 1,760 Legal Secretaries employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Legal Secretaries in NM Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,080 Legal Secretaries working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Legal Secretaries than average.

Legal Secretaries in NM vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Legal Secretaries in this state are declining at a rate of 20.8% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -19.1%.

Job Projections for Legal Secretaries: Nation vs. NM

New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 120 annual job openings, and a total of 1,260 jobs for New Mexico 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 $26,600 to $50,510 with $35,910 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.79 to $24.28. The median hourly rate was $17.27.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.59 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.68.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Legal Secretaries Earnings: NM 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
Albuquerque, NM 920 $36,950
Santa Fe, NM 240 $46,980
Las Cruces, NM 140 $30,720
Farmington, NM 100 $35,750

View the list below to see 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 NM Employment Total
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 27,800
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 2,130


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