Legal Office Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $96K per year, median earnings come to $62K annually. Job satisfaction for Legal Office Administrators is high. Some workers in this field — one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. 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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$40K
$62K
$110K
MEDIAN: $62,313
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$12.16 - $30.23
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$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,740 - $114,575  
   
Bonus
$590 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$7,150  
Total Pay (?
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$32,258 - $95,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $30.23  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $51.65  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$590 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,150  
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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$32,258 - $95,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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


Legal Office Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounting, Office Management, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration, Office Management, and Accounting. 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.


For many Legal Office Administrators, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. Legal Office Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. 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 $73K.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries



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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
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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