Legal Billing Specialist Salary
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.
|Salary||$36,374 - $68,124|
|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).)
|$35,199 - $65,639|
|Hourly Rate||$15.05 - $28.07|
|Overtime||$16.01 - $37.61|
|Bonus||$250.83 - $3,091|
|Total Pay (||$35,199 - $65,639|
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.Read More...
Legal billing specialists may be required to assemble annual budgeting plans or compile financial data for ownership or corporate review, and much of this work is done on computers, so prior experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft programs is highly beneficial. They must also be able to learn their clients' billing software if necessary, and may be responsible for overseeing other accountants and assisting with financial questions as they arise.
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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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