Legal Secretaries with Legal Compliance skills who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just over a half of Legal Secretaries with Legal Compliance skills. Pay fluctuates from $28K to $67K per year, but expected earnings average $42K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and approximately half have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,032 - $67,979
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$68K
MEDIAN: $42,153
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$12.35 - $31.22
(Median)
$12
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,032 - $67,979  
   
Bonus
$108.50 - $3,516  
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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$27,857 - $67,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.35 - $31.22  
   
Overtime
$1.03 - $50.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$108.50 - $3,516  
   
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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$27,857 - $67,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

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


Legal Secretaries with Legal Compliance skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $34K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Legal Secretaries with Legal Compliance skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $58K.

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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