Legal Secretaries (43-6012)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 468413 -11.80 55
United States 215,500206,700 -4.10 2,2702,270

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.3713.0216.25 21.5129.0436.78
Alaska 23.8918.4419.74 22.5426.9533.45
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.0718.0519.44 22.3226.9635.23
Fairbanks North Star Borough 22.5518.1019.16 21.9425.9928.92
Southeast Region 22.9418.9520.05 22.1926.1228.32
Balance of State 25.3119.4221.63 24.0127.9033.89

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
45324 5.346.7 38.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation107
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation38
UI claimants previously working in occupation36
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 254
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 63.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Legal Secretary CT1