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Legal Secretary Salary with Filing skills

Legal Secretarys 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 Secretarys with Filing skills. Pay fluctuates from $24K to $70K per year, but expected earnings average $47K annually. Total cash earnings of Legal Secretarys with Filing skills range from $24K on the low end to $70K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Legal Secretarys with Filing skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, about one in three claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$27,993 - $72,193
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MEDIAN: $46,552
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$10.16 - $27.99
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,993 - $72,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,382  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,067  
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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$24,393 - $69,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 519
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $27.99  
   
Overtime
$13.57 - $53.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,382  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,067  
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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$24,393 - $69,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary with Filing skills

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


For many Legal Secretarys with Filing skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $38K. Legal Secretarys with Filing skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $47K. 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 $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 77 percent, Legal Secretarys with Filing skills in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Legal Secretarys with Filing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+66 percent), Washington (+64 percent), Los Angeles (+64 percent), and Boston (+44 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Antonio Legal Secretarys with Filing skills earning much less — 29 percent less — than the national average.

Experience Affects Legal Secretary with Filing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 34%