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Legal Secretary Salary in New York

Legal Secretarys in New York, N.Y. tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $64K annually, but may range from $40K to $82K per year. Total cash compensation for Legal Secretarys in New York runs from $40K to $82K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$42,067 - $79,449
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MEDIAN: $63,941
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$10.08 - $42.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,067 - $79,449  
   
Bonus
$100.22 - $4,938  
Profit Sharing
$1,156 - $7,138  
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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$40,484 - $82,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $42.97  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $67.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.22 - $4,938  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,156 - $7,138  
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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$40,484 - $82,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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.


For many Legal Secretarys in New York, N.Y., more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. 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 $72K.

Experience Affects Legal Secretary in New York, New York Salaries



National Average
$65,000



Skills That Affect Legal Secretary in New York, New York Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%



up arrow 5%

Transcription
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Proofreading
up arrow 3%

Word Processing
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 2%

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 1%

Typing
0%

Organizing
0%

National Average
$65,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 14%