Legal Office Administrator Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Legal Office Administrators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $51,861 annually on average. Compensation generally starts at $28,158 and does not exceed $93,178 per year. With some bonuses approaching $7,757 and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $8,808, overall incomes in the Legal Office Administrators from $33,853 to $94,148 depending on individual performance. Health benefits are not claimed by all—23 percent lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and about half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Legal Office Administrator Salary (?
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$33,853 - $94,148
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MEDIAN: $55,821
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Legal Office Administrator Salary (?
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$9.98 - $28.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$33,853 - $94,148  
   
Bonus
$258.56 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $8,808  
Total Pay (?
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$28,158 - $93,178  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $28.74  
   
Overtime
$10.44 - $43.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$258.56 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $8,808  
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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$28,158 - $93,178  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Office Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Legal Office Administrators increases steadily with experience. At career start, salaries are typically $39K, which grows to $53K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $63K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Legal Office Administrators earning an average of $65K per year. Legal Office Administrators with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 23%
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