Legal Billing Specialist Salary

The average Legal Billing Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Legal Billing Specialists are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,509 - $66,232
$37K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,582
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90%

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$14.88 - $27.03
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MEDIAN: $19.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,509 - $66,232  
   
Bonus
$252.53 - $3,041  
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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$34,470 - $63,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $27.03  
   
Overtime
$16.01 - $37.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$252.53 - $3,041  
   
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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$34,470 - $63,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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

Pay by Experience for a Legal Billing Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Billing Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Billing Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Legal Billing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 46 salaries. A Legal Billing Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 21 salaries.

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Key Stats for Legal Billing Specialist

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Legal Billing Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$47,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Legal Billing Specialist Salaries

electronic billing
▲11%

Accounting
▲10%

Microsoft Excel
▲7%

National Average
$47,000

▼3%

Accounts Receivable
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%
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