Legal Office Administrator Salary

The majority of Legal Office Administrators in the United States — a little more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $33K to $107K per year, and the median is $67K annually. Job satisfaction for Legal Office Administrators is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Legal Office Administrators are female. Although around one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half get dental coverage, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,190 - $117,110
$41K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $67,075
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$11.90 - $33.22
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MEDIAN: $18.64
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$0$117K
Salary $41,190 - $117,110
Bonus $608 - $10,151
Profit Sharing $6,650
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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$33,076 - $106,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.90 - $33.22
Overtime $32.81
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $608 - $10,151
Profit Sharing $6,650
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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$33,076 - $106,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Legal Office Administrator

A legal office administrator provides administrative support in a law office, and their duties may vary depending on their office's needs. Tasks that may be performed by the legal office administrator include scheduling appointments with clients, noting trial dates and hearings in office schedules, and planning meetings and staff travel. They may also perform front desk duties such as answering phone calls and greeting clients. The legal office administrator also maintains legal databases, as well as drafts communication on behalf of the office. As needed, they perform any follow-up with clients and obtain documents from outside parties, ensuring privacy requirements are followed at all times. Sometimes, the legal office administrator is required to compile data and create reports as well.

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Legal Office Administrator Tasks

  • Maintain personnel data and records, and conduct performance evaluations.
  • Coordinate events and meetings.
  • Recruit, hire, and train paralegals.

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Popular Skills for Legal Office Administrator


Legal Office Administrators usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Office Management, Accounting, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration and Accounting. Most people who know Accounting also know Office Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Office Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Legal Office Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Office Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Office Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Legal Office Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 48 salaries. A Legal Office Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 35 salaries.

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Key Stats for Legal Office Administrator

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$61,000

▼33%

Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries


National Average
$61,000


▼5%

Office Administration
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 27%
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