Legal Secretary with Filing Skills Salary

A little over a half of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $25K to $71K per year, and the average comes out to $48K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Legal Secretaries with Filing skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — about a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,673 - $73,546
$30K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $47,922
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50%
90%

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$10.79 - $29.77
$11
$16
$30
MEDIAN: $15.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,673 - $73,546  
   
Bonus
$395.94 - $4,978  
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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$25,022 - $71,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 492
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $29.77  
   
Overtime
$19.68 - $59.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$395.94 - $4,978  
   
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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$25,022 - $71,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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.


For many Legal Secretaries with Filing skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $40K. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,375

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

Palo Alto offers some of the highest pay in the country for Legal Secretaries with Filing skills, 125 percent above the national average. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+90 percent), San Francisco (+77 percent), New York (+60 percent), and Washington (+49 percent). Legal Secretaries with Filing skills in Cleveland earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (25 percent less) and Miami (15 percent less).

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
30%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲36%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$42,000

▼5%

▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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