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Legal Administrator Salary

Slightly more than half of Legal Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $40K to $92K per year, and the average comes out to $63K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Legal Administrators (85 percent) who answered the questionnaire. For the most part, Legal Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,084 - $92,489
(Median)
$43K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $63,499
10%
50%
90%

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$13.09 - $32.31
(Median)
$13
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,084 - $92,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,180  
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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$40,329 - $92,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $32.31  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $64.29  
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 - $5,180  
   
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).
)
$40,329 - $92,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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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Survey results show that Legal Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Human Resources and Office Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Competency in Human Resources frequently indicates knowledge of Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrator

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $51K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $60K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. 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 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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
22%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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