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 nearly two in three of Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills. Pay fluctuates from $30K to $79K per year, but expected earnings average $53K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,533 - $79,997
$34K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,173
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$12.27 - $32.68
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$20
$33
MEDIAN: $19.83
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$0$79K
Salary $33,533 - $79,997
Bonus $501 - $4,900
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$29,596 - $79,304
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 411
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $12.27 - $32.68
Overtime $22.84 - $61.17
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $501 - $4,900
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$29,596 - $79,304
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 236

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Legal Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 155 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 116 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 206 salaries. A Legal Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 270 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,315

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For Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 62 percent above the national average. Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+55 percent), New York (+47 percent), Los Angeles (+38 percent), and Chicago (+31 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Legal Secretary's salary, with Denver Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills earning salaries that are 27 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Miami (24 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲22%

▲3%

National Average
$49,000

▼15%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 28%
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