Legal Administrator Salary

Legal Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $92K per year, median earnings come to $64K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Legal Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Legal Administrators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,453 - $92,865
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$93K
MEDIAN: $63,747
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$12.77 - $32.20
(Median)
$13
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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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$39,899 - $92,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $32.20  
   
Overtime
$18.08 - $63.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$39,899 - $92,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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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Job skills reported by Legal Administrators are limited. Human Resources and Office Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Experience with Human Resources is often linked with knowledge of Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrator

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $61K. Legal Administrators bring in $73K after working for 10 to 20 years. Legal Administrators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $70K.

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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
19%
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: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
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