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 $57K annually. Cash earnings for Legal Office Administrators — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $95K. Just over one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and close to one-half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Legal Office Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,457 - $95,662

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$9.94 - $29.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,457 - $95,662  
   
Bonus
$0.39 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $12,164  
Total Pay (?
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$30,129 - $94,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $29.63  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $40.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.39 - $9,696  
   
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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$30,129 - $94,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Legal Office Administrators note just a narrow range of job skills. Human Resources and Accounting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 13 percent, respectively. It is not unusual for someone who knows Accounting to be familiar with 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.


Legal Office Administrators generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $53K. Legal Office Administrators bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Legal Office Administrators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $69K.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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
27%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 22%
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