Legal Secretary Salary in New York

With between two-thirds and three-fourths of New York Legal Secretaries reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. is $65K per year and can range from $41K on the lower end to $83K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation for Legal Secretaries in New York runs from $41K to $83K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most New York Legal Secretaries like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,915 - $80,778

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$10.12 - $45.45

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,915 - $80,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,998  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $7,079  
Total Pay (?
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$41,147 - $83,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $45.45  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $67.91  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,998  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $7,079  
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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$41,147 - $83,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $43K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $73K.

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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 Word
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Transcription
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Word Processing
up arrow 2%

Filing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%

Drafting Correspondence
0%

National Average
$66,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%
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