Legal Secretary with Word Processing Skills Salary
With somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $30K to $77K per year and averages out to $53K 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 $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $77K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — close to a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $35K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $60K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.