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Legal Office Administrator Salary

Just over a half of Legal Office Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $30K to $96K per year, and the average comes out to $57K per year. Total cash earnings of Legal Office Administrators range from $30K on the low end to $96K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $12K, respectively. A fair number enjoy medical while about one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than a third. Work is enjoyable for Legal Office Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,033 - $98,085
(Median)
$35K
$57K
$98K
MEDIAN: $57,040
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$9.98 - $29.62
(Median)
$10
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,033 - $98,085  
   
Bonus
$240.24 - $8,759  
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $12,040  
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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$30,001 - $96,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $29.62  
   
Overtime
$10.29 - $35.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$240.24 - $8,759  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $12,040  
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).
)
$30,001 - $96,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Legal Office Administrators who took the survey. Human Resources and Accounting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Accounting tends to also indicate an understanding of Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Office Administrator

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


Legal Office Administrators with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. Legal Office Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $67K.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries



National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 19%