Legal Administrator Salary

For Legal Administrators, annual average wages total $60K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Legal Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,496 - $95,591
$39K
$60K
$96K
MEDIAN: $60,018
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$12.52 - $26.73
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$27
MEDIAN: $17.45
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$0$98K
Salary $39,496 - $95,591
Bonus $498.89 - $9,060
Profit Sharing $2,800
Commission $9,000
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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$34,194 - $98,899
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 132
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.52 - $26.73
Overtime $20.18 - $43.85
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $498.89 - $9,060
Commission $9,000
Profit Sharing $2,800
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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$34,194 - $98,899
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • 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

  • 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 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 33 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Legal Compliance and Billing. Most people who know Human Resources also know Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Legal Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 68 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Legal Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 55 salaries. A Legal Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 39 salaries.

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Key Stats for Legal Administrator

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Legal Administrator Salaries

▲28%

▲24%

▲1%

National Average
$56,000

▼27%

Skills That Affect Legal Administrator Salaries



National Average
$56,000

Billing
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 12%
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