Legal Secretaries with Filing skills are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $48K per year on average but can range from $25K to $70K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,090 - $71,561
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,943
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$10.98 - $29.82
(Median)
$11
$16
$30
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,090 - $71,561  
   
Bonus
$339.35 - $3,963  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$25,424 - $69,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $29.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$20.62 - $57.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$339.35 - $3,963  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$25,424 - $69,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 375

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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Legal Secretaries with Filing skills make a median salary of $50K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,373

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

Palo Alto is home to an above-average pay rate for Legal Secretaries with Filing skills, 125 percent higher than the national average. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+63 percent), San Francisco (+62 percent), New York (+60 percent), and Washington (+52 percent). Legal Secretaries with Filing skills in Cleveland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average.

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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 160 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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