Legal Secretary in New York Salary

With somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of New York Legal Secretaries reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $40K to $85K per year and averages out to $65K per year. Cash earnings for Legal Secretaries in New York — including $5K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $85K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,820 - $81,685
(Median)
$43K
$65K
$82K
MEDIAN: $65,160
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$11.53 - $43.26
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$12
$25
$43
MEDIAN: $25.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,820 - $81,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $7,149  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$40,066 - $84,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 434
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $43.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.51 - $67.43  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $7,149  
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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$40,066 - $84,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Mayer, Brown & Platt offers the largest salaries in town — $73K on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

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


Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. New York Legal Secretaries claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries


Microsoft Word
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Client Interaction
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Proofreading
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Transcription
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Microsoft Office
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Word Processing
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Scheduling
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Filing
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National Average
$66,000

Document Preparation
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Software Knowledge
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Drafting Correspondence
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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