Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Legal Secretary make in New York City, NY Area?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$58,760 / yrTotal Pay
$52,215 / yrBase Pay
$6,544 / yrAdditional Pay

$58,760

 / yr
$41K$86K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Legal Secretary is $58,760 per year in the New York City, NY Area area, with an average salary of $52,215 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $6,544 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Legal Secretary in New York City, NY Area

$58,760 /yr
Legal Secretary
$90,792 /yr
Senior Legal Secretary
$79,191 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Legal Secretary in New York City, NY Area

Some related job titles are Administrative Assistant Salaries with median pay of $47,905, Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant Salaries with median pay of $55,342, Executive Legal Secretary Salaries with median pay of $88,823, Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $67,465.

Top Paying Companies

For a Legal Secretary in New York City, NY Area

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Legal Secretary in New York City, NY Area. Employers include Weil Gotshal, Milbank LLP and Morrison Foerster.

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Weil Gotshal
$127,437/yr
7
Schiff Hardin
$111,537/yr

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$95,882

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$88,364

 / yr

$106,891

 / yr

$112,396

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$111,275

 / yr

$96,758

 / yr

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$113,400

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$120,243

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$98,761

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$108,951

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$96,450

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$98,566

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$113,436

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Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Legal?

The legal field is expected to see continued demand to meet increased regulatory and tax compliance needs in the future. Employees will increasingly work with artificial intelligence and automated services, with workers shifting towards advisory roles rather than document review. Companies are expected to shift more work to in-house legal staff and away from law firm partnerships due to the high cost of outside counsel. Most work in the field requires higher education and offers above-median pay.

How does the Legal secretary salary in New York City, NY compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Legal secretary in US is $58,290 per year based on 3,629 salary contributions, which is 17.62% less than the salary for a Legal secretary in New York City, NY. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Legal secretary gets the highest compensation are Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, Cooley LLP and Fenwick & West LLP. Bigger companies typically pay 35% less than smaller companies for a Legal secretary.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Legal Secretary

New York City, NY

 | 7-9 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Legal Secretary

New York City, NY

 | 4-6 years

$36,414

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Legal Secretary

New York City, NY

 | 15+ years

$98,000

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

15+ years
3 days ago
Legal Secretary

New York City, NY

 | 1-3 years

$52,000

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Legal Secretary

New York City, NY

 | 15+ years

$46,000

/yr

$45K | $1K

Submitted4 days ago

15+ years
4 days ago
Legal Secretary

New York City, NY

 | 15+ years

$40,000

/yr

Submitted5 days ago

15+ years
5 days ago
Legal Secretary

New York City, NY

 | 15+ years

$95,000

/yr

Submitted5 days ago

15+ years
5 days ago
Legal Secretary

New York City, NY

 | 4-6 years

$42,000

/yr

Submitted5 days ago

4-6 years
5 days ago
Legal Secretary

New York City, NY

 | 4-6 years

$50,000

/yr

$47K | $3K

Submitted5 days ago

4-6 years
5 days ago

Legal Secretary pay FAQ in New York City, NY Area

The average salary for a Legal Secretary is $52,215 per year in New York City, NY Area. Salaries estimates are based on 5323 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Legal Secretary employees in New York City, NY Area.

The highest salary for a Legal Secretary in New York City, NY Area is $73,573 per year.

The lowest salary for a Legal Secretary in New York City, NY Area is $37,058 per year.

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