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

  Average 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.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.3412.8615.94 20.7727.7635.05
Alaska 23.4517.6018.48 21.5027.2033.73
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.9317.6119.61 22.0428.1734.16
Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.9817.6418.13 19.2425.6230.42
Southeast Region 24.1517.9919.04 22.3828.1134.12
Balance of State 21.9716.0017.13 18.6826.4133.04

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
49741 8.245.6 38.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation115
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation31
UI claimants previously working in occupation35
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 242
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 80.7

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