Legal Secretary Salary with Filing skills

Legal Secretaries with Filing skills who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under three-fifths of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills. Pay fluctuates from $25K to $69K per year, but expected earnings average $48K annually. Total incomes of Legal Secretaries with Filing skills incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $25K and $69K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and just under a half receive dental plans. For the most part, Legal Secretaries with Filing skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,035 - $71,538
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,637
10%
50%
90%

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$10.23 - $28.24
(Median)
$10
$15
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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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
$29,035 - $71,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,414  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $9,899  
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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$24,618 - $69,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 646
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
$10.23 - $28.24  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $53.18  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,414  
   
Profit Sharing
$996 - $9,899  
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).
)
$24,618 - $69,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 474
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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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Legal Secretaries with Filing skills in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 70 percent above the national average. Legal Secretaries with Filing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+62 percent), Washington (+61 percent), Los Angeles (+56 percent), and Boston (+42 percent). Falling short of the national average by 2 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Fresno.

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary with Filing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 245 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

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