Legal Office Administrator Salary

The majority of Legal Office Administrators in the United States — a little over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $94K per year, and the median is $61K annually. Total cash earnings of Legal Office Administrators range from $32K on the low end to $94K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $14K, respectively. While close to a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and half have dental, as well. For the most part, Legal Office Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,301 - $96,857
(Median)
$37K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $60,622
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$10.77 - $29.63
(Median)
$11
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$37,301 - $96,857  
   
Bonus
$0.32 - $9,952  
Profit Sharing
$1,977 - $14,000  
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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$31,642 - $94,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $29.63  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $39.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.32 - $9,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,977 - $14,000  
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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$31,642 - $94,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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

  • 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 16 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Management. Accounting and Human Resources are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Legal Office Administrators make a median salary of $61K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $70K.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries


Accounting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

Office Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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