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Legal Secretaries in Tennessee

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-17% Jobs Projection
$42,820 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

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

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

3,010 people worked as Legal Secretaries in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,980 Legal Secretaries employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Legal Secretaries in this state are declining at a rate of 17.4% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 230 annual job openings, and 2,420 total jobs in 2026 for Legal Secretaries in this state.

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

In 2018 wages for Legal Secretaries ranged from $25,860 to $62,790 with $42,820 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.43 to $30.19. The median hourly rate was $20.59.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.61 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.98.

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


The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Legal Secretaries.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 1,230 $46,510
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 600 $39,450
Knoxville, TN 340 $46,600
Chattanooga, TN-GA 190 $40,060
Clarksville, TN-KY 100 $29,680
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 90 n/a

The table below shows the states 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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