Legal Secretary Salary with Filing skills

Legal Secretaries with Filing skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $47K annually, but may range from $25K to $70K per year. Total cash compensation to Legal Secretaries with Filing skills approaches anywhere from $25K on the lower end to $70K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Legal Secretaries with Filing skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and a little less than one-half receive dental plans. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$28,675 - $71,569
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,175
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$10.26 - $28.88
(Median)
$10
$15
$29
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
$28,675 - $71,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,128  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $10,000  
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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$24,622 - $69,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 578
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $28.88  
   
Overtime
$14.12 - $53.75  
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 - $3,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $10,000  
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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$24,622 - $69,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 429

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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 Secretaries 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 $39K. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Legal Secretaries with Filing skills, 73 percent above the national average. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+64 percent), Washington (+61 percent), Los Angeles (+59 percent), and Boston (+42 percent). Legal Secretaries with Filing skills' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Legal Secretaries with Filing skills in San Antonio bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. Workers in St. Louis and Fresno earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary with Filing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
14%
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%