Legal Secretary with Filing Skills Salary

Legal Secretaries with Filing skills who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below three-fifths of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills. Pay fluctuates from $25K to $70K per year, but expected earnings average $48K annually. In the world of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $25K and $70K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction for Legal Secretaries with Filing skills is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. On average, Legal Secretaries with Filing skills make $49K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $57K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,020

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

For those looking to make money, Legal Secretaries with Filing skills in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 69 percent above the national average. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+62 percent), New York (+57 percent), Los Angeles (+55 percent), and Boston (+42 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Fresno (5 percent lower) and Las Vegas (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

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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