A Legal File Clerk earns an average wage of $12.90 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$26,938 - $42,282
(Median)
$27K
$33K
$42K
MEDIAN: $32,907
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$9.93 - $17.32
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$26,938 - $42,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$20,960 - $37,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $17.32  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $35.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$20,960 - $37,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal File Clerk

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Experience Affects Legal File Clerk Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Legal File Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Organizational Development
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Filing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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