Legal Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $59K per year. Geography and years of experience 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 larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,914 - $96,889
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MEDIAN: $59,167
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$12.57 - $29.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,914 - $96,889  
   
Bonus
$504 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,913 - $100,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $29.60  
   
Overtime
$18.08 - $39.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$504 - $9,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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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$35,913 - $100,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

  • Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format, compute and verify numerical data.
  • Schedule appointments, answer phones, make photocopies, draft and type office memos.
  • Review legal publications and perform database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts and real estate closing statements.
  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers; summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions and pretrial agreements.

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Popular Skills for Legal Administrator


Survey takers who work as Legal Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Human Resources and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Legal Compliance and Billing. Those proficient in Human Resources are, more often than not, also skilled in Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrator

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Legal Administrators. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $57K. Legal Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $72K.

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Key Stats for Legal Administrator

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Legal Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%


National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Legal Administrator Salaries



National Average
$57,000

Billing
up arrow 6%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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