Legal Administrator Salary

With over one-half of Legal Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $39K to $92K per year and averages out to $64K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Legal Administrators are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$42,083 - $92,374

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$12.84 - $32.35

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,083 - $92,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,216  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $11,191  
Total Pay (?
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$39,445 - $92,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $32.35  
   
Overtime
$18.15 - $63.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,216  
   
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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$39,445 - $92,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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 20 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Human Resources tend to be skilled in Office Administration as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrator

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. Legal Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. 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 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

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
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
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