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Clerk, Legal Salary

The average pay for a Clerk, Legal is $13.29 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$23,613 - $48,936
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,233
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$9.20 - $20.55
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,613 - $48,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,269  
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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$20,598 - $44,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $20.55  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $34.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,269  
   
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).
)
$20,598 - $44,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Clerk, Legal

A legal clerk is a person who works within a law office and is responsible for researching, compiling, and organizing legal documents for both judges and lawyers. This person will work primarily in an indoor environment, and some light travel may be required. Travel will not be extensive though, as most travel will be simply for research purposes. This position is one that will generally keep typical office hours, though some extended hours may be required. This person will typically work with other office personnel within the law office, including lawyers, judges, and court personnel. Some employers do not require formal education for this job position, but many will prefer a person with knowledge and experience in the legal or judicial area.

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Clerk, Legal Tasks

  • Prepare documents for off-site storage and confidential disposal.
  • Prepare, maintain and track all on-site and off-site records; delivery and retrieval.
  • Subpoena records.
  • File and catalog legal documents.
  • Answer phones and route calls, assist with office clerical tasks.

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Experience Affects Clerk, Legal Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%
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