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Legal Secretary Salary in New York

With more than two-thirds of New York Legal Secretaries reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $41K to $83K per year and averages out to $64K per year. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Legal Secretaries in New York spread between $41K and $83K depending on individual performance. Most Legal Secretaries in New York, N.Y. report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,234 - $80,192
(Median)
$43K
$64K
$80K
MEDIAN: $64,420
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$10.04 - $45.45
(Median)
$10
$25
$45
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
$43,234 - $80,192  
   
Bonus
$0.68 - $4,942  
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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$40,921 - $82,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $45.45  
   
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
$0.68 - $4,942  
   
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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$40,921 - $82,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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 Secretaries in New York, N.Y., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $59K. Legal Secretaries in New York who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. 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

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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Office
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Word Processing
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Client Interaction
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Proofreading
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Transcription
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Software Knowledge
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Document Preparation
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$66,000

Drafting Correspondence
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 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
32%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

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