Legal Administrator Salary

Median pay for Legal Administrators in the United States is around $63K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Legal Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Legal Administrators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$41,119 - $90,974
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,915
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$13.03 - $32.28
(Median)
$13
$21
$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
$41,119 - $90,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$3,600  
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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$37,630 - $92,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $32.28  
   
Overtime
$17.98 - $62.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,600  
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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$37,630 - $92,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Human Resources and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Human Resources are typically practiced in Office Administration, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrator

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $49K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Legal Administrators make a median salary of $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 $71K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Legal Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Legal Administrator Salaries


Office Administration
up arrow 4%

National Average
$61,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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