Legal Secretary with Filing Skills Salary

With just under three-fifths of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Legal Secretaries with Filing skills is $48K per year and can range from $25K on the lower end to $70K per year near the higher end. In the world of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $70K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $3K and $8K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,178 - $71,849
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,700
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$10.43 - $28.94
(Median)
$10
$16
$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,178 - $71,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,483  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $7,827  
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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$24,704 - $69,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 797
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$10.43 - $28.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$15.06 - $54.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,483  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $7,827  
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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$24,704 - $69,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 593
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

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


Legal Secretaries with Filing skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,020

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Legal Secretaries with Filing skills will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 69 percent. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+62 percent), New York (+57 percent), Los Angeles (+55 percent), and Boston (+42 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Fresno and Las Vegas (5 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$42,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 287 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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