A Legal Secretary in Newark, New Jersey earns an average salary of $55,229 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Filing Court Documents and Drafting Correspondence. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$37,500 - $66,129
(Median)
$38K
$55K
$66K
MEDIAN: $55,228
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$15.13 - $25.43
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,500 - $66,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
Total Pay (?
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$31,981 - $66,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$19.88  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,981 - $66,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 12%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 11%

Document Preparation
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

National Average
$54,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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