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Legal Office Administrator Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Legal Office Administrators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $56K per year on average. In the world of Legal Office Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $28K and $93K. Between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair portion report medical coverage and slightly less than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Legal Office Administrator Salary (?
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$33,853 - $94,148
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MEDIAN: $55,821
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Legal Office Administrator Salary (?
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$9.98 - $28.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$33,853 - $94,148  
   
Bonus
$258.56 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $8,808  
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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$28,158 - $93,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $28.74  
   
Overtime
$10.44 - $43.73  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$258.56 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $8,808  
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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$28,158 - $93,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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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Job skills reported by Legal Office Administrators are limited. Human Resources and Accounting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 16 percent respectively. 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.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Legal Office Administrators. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Legal Office Administrators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $65K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Legal Office Administrators typically report having spent one to 10 years on the job, with those with 10 to 20 years following close behind.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 23%