Legal Secretary with Filing Skills Salary

With just over a half 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 $72K per year near the higher end. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — more than 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 data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,674 - $74,266
$30K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $47,870
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$11.02 - $29.94
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$30
MEDIAN: $16.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,674 - $74,266  
   
Bonus
$351.17 - $4,079  
Profit Sharing
$2,050  
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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$25,132 - $71,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 505
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $29.94  
   
Overtime
$20.22 - $58.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$351.17 - $4,079  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,050  
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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$25,132 - $71,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 401

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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 $31,000 based on 305 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 $40,000 based on 178 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 268 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 $58,000 based on 260 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,232

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

For Legal Secretaries with Filing skills, Palo Alto provides a pay rate that is 125 percent greater than the national average. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+90 percent), San Francisco (+78 percent), New York (+61 percent), and Washington (+49 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Legal Secretaries with Filing skills is geography, with workers in Cleveland earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Miami (25 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲37%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$42,000

▼5%

▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 35%
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