Legal Secretary with Word Processing Skills Salary

Nearly two-thirds of Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $30K to $79K per year, but median earnings come to around $54K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,759 - $80,801
$36K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,750
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50%
90%

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$12.65 - $33.12
$13
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20.16
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$0$80K
Salary $35,759 - $80,801
Bonus $510 - $5,051
Profit Sharing $3,052
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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$30,697 - $80,265
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 398
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $12.65 - $33.12
Overtime $23.02 - $61.21
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $510 - $5,051
Profit Sharing $3,052
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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$30,697 - $80,265
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 229

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Legal Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 155 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 116 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 206 salaries. A Legal Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 270 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,702

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills, 60 percent above the national average. Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+54 percent), New York (+46 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), and Chicago (+30 percent). Legal Secretaries with Word Processing skills in Denver report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (24 percent lower) and Miami (10 percent lower).

Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
44%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲19%

▼0%

National Average
$51,000

▼17%

Entry-Level
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 26%
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