Average Legal Secretary Salary in New York, New York

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The average salary for a Legal Secretary in New York, New York is $70,207.
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$39k - $91k

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Job Description for Legal Secretary

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Secretary

The top respondents for the job title Legal Secretary are from the companies Mayer, Brown & Platt, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Eaton & Van Winkle Llp. Reported salaries are highest at Mayer, Brown & Platt where the average pay is $86,897. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cravath, Swaine & Moore, earning around $85,000. Eaton & Van Winkle Llp pays the lowest at around $63,712. Baker & Hostetler Llp also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,400.

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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary

Skills in Document Preparation, Microsoft Word, Drafting Correspondence and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,897 based on 30 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,283 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,316 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,821 based on 145 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,976.
Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 8.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.7% less) and San Diego, California (11.3% less).

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