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Legal Secretary Salary with Filing skills

With just under three-fifths 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 $47K annually and can range from $25K on the lower end to $70K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation for Legal Secretaries with Filing skills runs from $25K to $70K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. While roughly a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a little less than half have dental, as well. Most Legal Secretaries with Filing skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,798 - $71,769
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,384
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90%

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$10.25 - $28.44
(Median)
$10
$15
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,798 - $71,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,102  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $9,933  
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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$24,625 - $69,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 606
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $28.44  
   
Overtime
$14.27 - $53.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,102  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $9,933  
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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$24,625 - $69,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 444

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $38K. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $48K. 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


Legal Secretaries with Filing skills will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 72 percent. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+65 percent), Washington (+62 percent), Los Angeles (+60 percent), and Boston (+42 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 20 percent below the national average. St. Louis and Las Vegas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary with Filing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 243 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
27%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 33%
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