Legal Secretary with Word Processing Skills Salary

Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up around two in three of Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills. Pay fluctuates from $30K to $78K per year, but expected earnings average $52K annually. Total incomes of Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $78K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — roughly a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,121 - $77,833
$33K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,148
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$12.27 - $32.60
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$19
$33
MEDIAN: $19.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,121 - $77,833  
   
Bonus
$487.42 - $4,961  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $3,915  
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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$29,761 - $77,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 421
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $32.60  
   
Overtime
$22.75 - $60.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$487.42 - $4,961  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $3,915  
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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$29,761 - $77,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 228

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $35K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $42K on average. Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,424

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Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 65 percent. Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+58 percent), New York (+50 percent), Los Angeles (+41 percent), and Chicago (+33 percent). Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills in Denver bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Workers in San Antonio and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
42%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲24%

▲4%

National Average
$48,000

▼14%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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