Legal Billing Specialist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Legal Billing Specialists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $50K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,295 - $68,409
$36K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,582
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90%

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$14.94 - $27.12
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$27
MEDIAN: $19.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,295 - $68,409  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $3,064  
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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$34,943 - $66,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $27.12  
   
Overtime
$16.01 - $37.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$251.68 - $3,064  
   
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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$34,943 - $66,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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.


Legal Billing Specialists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $48K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $55K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Legal Billing Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$46,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Legal Billing Specialist Salaries

electronic billing
▲12%

Accounting
▲11%

Microsoft Excel
▲8%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

Accounts Receivable
▼12%

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
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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