Legal Secretary Salary in New York

The majority of Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $41K to $83K per year, and the median is $65K annually. Total incomes of New York Legal Secretaries incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $41K and $83K. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Legal Secretaries in New York like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,580 - $80,604
(Median)
$44K
$65K
$81K
MEDIAN: $64,632
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90%

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$10.11 - $45.77
(Median)
$10
$25
$46
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,580 - $80,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $7,047  
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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$41,058 - $83,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $45.77  
   
Overtime
$29.19 - $66.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $7,047  
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).
)
$41,058 - $83,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary in New York, New York

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


Legal Secretaries in New York who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $59K. Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. bring in $68K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $72K.

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary in New York, New York Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Skills That Affect Legal Secretary in New York, New York Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
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Filing
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Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Transcription
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Word Processing
up arrow 1%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$66,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%
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