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Legal Secretary Salary in New York

Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of New York Legal Secretaries. Pay fluctuates from $41K to $83K per year, but expected earnings average $64K per year. In the world of Legal Secretaries in New York, 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. Work is enjoyable for Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,049 - $80,203
(Median)
$43K
$64K
$80K
MEDIAN: $64,497
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50%
90%

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$10.06 - $45.15
(Median)
$10
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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
$43,049 - $80,203  
   
Bonus
$-0.46 - $4,934  
Profit Sharing
$1,169 - $7,083  
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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$40,785 - $82,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $45.15  
   
Overtime
$29.09 - $67.83  
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
$-0.46 - $4,934  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,169 - $7,083  
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).
)
$40,785 - $82,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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.


New York Legal Secretaries who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $43K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $59K. Legal Secretaries in New York see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. New York Legal Secretaries who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits 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

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Filing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Transcription
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Word Processing
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%

Document Preparation
0%

National Average
$66,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 14%