Legal Secretary in New York Salary

Legal Secretaries in New York tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $68K annually, but may range from $41K to $87K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,427 - $85,199
$44K
$68K
$85K
MEDIAN: $68,459
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$14.77 - $41.80
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,427 - $85,199  
   
Bonus
$520 - $5,092  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$41,265 - $86,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $41.80  
   
Overtime
$30.91 - $65.62  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$520 - $5,092  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$41,265 - $86,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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About New York, New York

Kings County, New York
8,550,405
Male:
4,081,698 (47.7%)
Female:
4,468,707 (52.3%)
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. With a U.S. Census Bureau-estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated...
New York, NY:
$55,752
New York:
$60,850
$1,317
New York, NY:
$538,300
New York:
$293,500
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The biggest paychecks can be found at Mayer, Brown & Platt — the median salary there is $73K.

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 $47,000 based on 30 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 $60,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 83 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 $75,000 based on 90 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$69,000

▼13%

▼32%

Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries





▲4%


▲2%

Document Preparation
▼0%

Organizing
▼0%

National Average
$69,000

▼2%




▼10%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 15%