Legal Administrator Salary

Legal Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $92K per year, median earnings come to $64K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Legal Administrators (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$42,453 - $92,865
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$93K
MEDIAN: $63,747
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90%

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$12.80 - $32.10
(Median)
$13
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,453 - $92,865  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,226  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $11,191  
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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$39,707 - $92,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $32.10  
   
Overtime
$18.15 - $63.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,226  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $11,191  
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).
)
$39,707 - $92,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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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Legal Administrators who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Human Resources and Office Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Human Resources also know Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrator

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $70K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Legal Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Legal Administrator Salaries



National Average
$61,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%
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