Legal Secretary Salary in New York

Legal Secretaries in New York are often veterans in their line of work, with between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $65K per year on average but can range from $41K to $83K per year. In the world of Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y., total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $83K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $7K, respectively. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,934 - $80,631
(Median)
$44K
$65K
$81K
MEDIAN: $64,698
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$10.11 - $45.77
(Median)
$10
$25
$46
MEDIAN: $25.00
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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
$43,934 - $80,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,968  
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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$41,498 - $83,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 425
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 - $4,968  
   
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).
)
$41,498 - $83,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. 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. For Legal Secretaries in New York, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income 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 Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
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Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Transcription
up arrow 3%

Word Processing
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%

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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