Legal Office Administrator Salary

Legal Office Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $30K to $95K per year, median earnings come to $55K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Legal Office Administrators can bottom out near $30K or peak near $95K depending on individual performance. The majority of Legal Office Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and close to one-half have dental coverage, just over a fifth claim no health benefits at all. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,618 - $94,646
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$95K
MEDIAN: $55,478
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90%

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$9.84 - $29.81
(Median)
$9
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,618 - $94,646  
   
Bonus
$0.45 - $9,594  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $12,164  
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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$30,458 - $94,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $29.81  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $39.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.45 - $9,594  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $12,164  
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).
)
$30,458 - $94,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Job Description for Legal Office Administrator

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

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Survey results show that Legal Office Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Human Resources and Accounting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Accounting tend to be skilled in Human Resources as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Office Administrator

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $53K. For Legal Office Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $67K.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries



National Average
$53,000

Office Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 22%
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