Women account for the majority of Legal Billing Specialists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $49K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Legal Billing Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,374 - $68,124
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$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,056
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90%

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$15.05 - $28.07
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MEDIAN: $19.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,374 - $68,124  
   
Bonus
$250.83 - $3,091  
Total Pay (?
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$35,199 - $65,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $28.07  
   
Overtime
$16.01 - $37.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$250.83 - $3,091  
   
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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$35,199 - $65,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Legal Billing Specialist

Legal billing specialists should have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, at least four years of experience in accounting, and at least one year in the legal field. These specialists are tasked with compiling billable hours for clients and providing them with bills on a daily and monthly basis, as well as auditing the books each month to ensure that all clients have been billed properly. They typically create invoices for clients and reports for the corporate team for review, and organizational skills are beneficial in this position to locate information quickly. Legal billing specialists must also offer clients assistance as needed and answer questions they may have regarding their bills, and close attention to detail and the ability to work well with others are also helpful.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Billing Specialist

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


For Legal Billing Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. Legal Billing Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Q: What is it like working as a Legal Billing Specialist?

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"Try to diversify."
Try to branch out and gain experience from others in your department. Don't get pigeon-holed into a position.

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Key Stats for Legal Billing Specialist

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Legal Billing Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Legal Billing Specialist Salaries

electronic billing
up arrow 12%

Accounting
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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