Legal Secretaries with Legal Compliance skills tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $27K to $67K per year, median earnings come to $44K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although the larger part have medical coverage and a little less than half have dental coverage, about a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Legal Secretaries with Legal Compliance skills is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$28,450 - $68,196
$28K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $43,984
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$12.54 - $30.93
$13
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,450 - $68,196  
   
Bonus
$110.00 - $3,598  
Total Pay (?
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$27,439 - $66,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $30.93  
   
Overtime
$9.88 - $49.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$110.00 - $3,598  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,439 - $66,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $34K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $38K. Legal Secretaries with Legal Compliance skills bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $59K on average.

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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