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Legal Administrator Salary

With slightly more than half of Legal Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Legal Administrators is $65K annually and can range from $38K on the lower end to $92K per year near the higher end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Legal Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Female Legal Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$41,195 - $91,529
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,987
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90%

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$12.77 - $33.08
(Median)
$13
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,195 - $91,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,097  
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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$37,649 - $91,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $33.08  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $64.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,097  
   
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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$37,649 - $91,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Legal Administrator

A legal administrator works in a law office to help all operations run smoothly, and this job has a variety of duties and requires significant multitasking. Team work is important in this position, but many of the tasks are done independently and require a self-driven individual. The legal administrator may be in charge of accounting duties at the firm, such as forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis. Other general duties include keeping track of expenditures, carrying out billing and collections, and reporting taxes. Computer, typing, and ten key are important skills to have, as well.

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Legal Administrator Tasks

  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting employment, medical and other records.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Legal Administrators who took the survey. Human Resources and Office Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Human Resources tend to be skilled in Office Administration as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrator

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $61K. Legal Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Legal Administrators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Legal Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Legal Administrator Salaries



National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%