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Legal Secretaries in Texas

Considering a career as a Legal Secretary in Texas?

-14% Jobs Projection
$40,890 Median Salary
1,200 Job Openings

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

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

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

12,990 people worked as Legal Secretaries in 2018 in this state.

There were 14,300 Legal Secretaries employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,310 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Legal Secretaries in TX Employment Trend

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

Legal Secretaries in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Legal Secretaries in this state are declining at a rate of 13.7% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Legal Secretaries: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,200 annual Legal Secretaries job openings in Texas, and 12,180 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

In 2018 wages for Legal Secretaries ranged from $25,630 to $73,830 with $40,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.32 to $35.49. The median hourly rate was $19.66.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.21 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.45.

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

Legal Secretaries Earnings: TX 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,990 $54,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,680 $38,870
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,210 $36,660
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,140 $37,010
El Paso, TX 340 $33,710
Corpus Christi, TX 330 $41,080
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 230 $35,610
Amarillo, TX 230 $45,030
Lubbock, TX 210 $29,760
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 110 $37,170
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 $43,570
San Angelo, TX 100 $30,740
College Station-Bryan, TX 80 $43,230
Odessa, TX 40 $35,820

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation TX Employment Total
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 176,480
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 38,050


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