Legal Secretary in New York Salary

Between two-thirds and three-fourths of Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $40K to $85K per year, and the average comes out to $65K per year. 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 $40K and $85K. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Legal Secretaries in New York. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$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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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

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


For many Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $59K. On average, Legal Secretaries in New York make $69K following one to two decades on the job. 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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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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