Legal File Clerk Salary

A Legal File Clerk earns an average wage of $12.99 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$26,864 - $40,425
$27K
$32K
$40K
MEDIAN: $32,205
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$9.96 - $17.10
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MEDIAN: $12.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$26,864 - $40,425  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$20,998 - $36,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $17.10  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $24.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$20,998 - $36,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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Job Description for Legal File Clerk

Legal file clerks are responsible for maintaining records and documents used in a legal system or court of law. They must follow predetermined filing systems in regards to letters, legal files, case documents, correspondences, invoices, and memorandums, which is usually done using formatting software such as Pacer or ECF.

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Legal File Clerk Tasks

  • File and catalog legal documents.
  • Answer phones and route calls, assist with office clerical tasks.
  • Subpoena records.
  • Prepare documents for off-site storage and confidential disposal.
  • Prepare, maintain and track all on-site and off-site records; delivery and retrieval.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal File Clerk

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,947

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Key Stats for Legal File Clerk

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Legal File Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Legal File Clerk Salaries



National Average
$29,000


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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