The average pay for a Clerk, Legal is $14.74 per hour.

$25,532 - $51,993
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,839
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$10.90 - $21.27
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,532 - $51,993  
   
Bonus
$1.00  
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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$23,844 - $45,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $21.27  
   
Overtime
$18.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1.00  
   
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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$23,844 - $45,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Clerk, Legal

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Clerk, Legal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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