Legal Secretary in Seattle Salary

Seattle Legal Secretaries are often veterans in their line of work, with just below three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K annually on average but can range from $40K to $83K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Legal Secretaries in Seattle, Wash., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,993 - $81,990
$41K
$63K
$82K
MEDIAN: $62,819
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$17.11 - $36.03
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MEDIAN: $23.15
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,993 - $81,990  
   
Bonus
$507 - $6,017  
Profit Sharing
$2,280  
Total Pay (?
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$40,492 - $82,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $36.03  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$507 - $6,017  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,280  
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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$40,492 - $82,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
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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 $44,000 based on 16 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 $56,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 15 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 $71,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲17%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries

Organizing
▲5%

Drafting Correspondence
▲1%

Proofreading
▲1%

Filing Court Documents
▼0%

National Average
$61,000

Typing
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Scheduling
▼7%

Litigation Case Management
▼8%


Intellectual Property (IP)
▼9%

Filing
▼18%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 9%
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