Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. are often veterans in their line of work, with somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $69K annually on average but can range from $41K to $87K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,048 - $84,999
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$45K
$69K
$85K
MEDIAN: $68,938
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$13.70 - $41.61
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$14
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $25.00
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,048 - $84,999  
   
Bonus
$962 - $5,099  
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
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$40,978 - $86,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $41.61  
   
Overtime
$32.96 - $66.59  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$962 - $5,099  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
Total Pay (?
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$40,978 - $86,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

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


New York Legal Secretaries with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $47K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $58K on average. Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $76K.

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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Legal Secretary Salaries



Word Processing
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Proofreading
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National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Filing
up arrow 2%

Document Preparation
up arrow 3%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 4%


Software Knowledge
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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