Legal Office Administrator Salary

Legal Office Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $31K to $94K per year, median earnings come to $56K annually. Total cash compensation to Legal Office Administrators bottoms out near $31K and approaches $94K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Some workers in this field — one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,010 - $93,174
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$93K
MEDIAN: $56,024
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$9.89 - $29.72
(Median)
$9
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,010 - $93,174  
   
Bonus
$12.51 - $9,250  
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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$30,630 - $93,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $29.72  
   
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
$12.51 - $9,250  
   
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).
)
$30,630 - $93,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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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Typical Legal Office Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Human Resources and Accounting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Accounting tends to also indicate an understanding of Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Office Administrator

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


For many Legal Office Administrators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. Legal Office Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Legal Office Administrators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $68K.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

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 35 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 21%
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