Legal Office Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $65K annually on average but can range from $32K to $95K per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. For the most part, Legal Office Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Legal Office Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,740 - $114,575
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$110K
MEDIAN: $65,465
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$12.12 - $29.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,740 - $114,575  
   
Bonus
$600 - $10,147  
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$32,183 - $94,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $29.40  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $51.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$600 - $10,147  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
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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$32,183 - $94,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Legal Office Administrator


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Legal Office Administrators who took the survey. Fortunate workers who know Human Resources can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration. Those proficient in Accounting are, more often than not, also skilled in Office Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Office Administrator

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $60K. Legal Office Administrators see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $75K.

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Key Stats for Legal Office Administrator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries



Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries


National Average
$59,000



Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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