Legal Office Administrator Salary

The majority of Legal Office Administrators in the United States — slightly more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $107K per year, and the median is $68K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. The vast majority (86 percent) of Legal Office Administrators who took the survey are female. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,890 - $117,763
$42K
$68K
$120K
MEDIAN: $67,969
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$12.00 - $32.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,890 - $117,763  
   
Bonus
$615 - $10,179  
Profit Sharing
$6,650  
Total Pay (?
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$32,183 - $106,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $32.72  
   
Overtime
$33.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$615 - $10,179  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,650  
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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$32,183 - $106,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Office Management, Accounting, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration and Accounting. Those proficient in Accounting are, more often than not, also skilled in Office Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Office Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Legal Office Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Office Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Office Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Legal Office Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 48 salaries. A Legal Office Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 35 salaries.

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Key Stats for Legal Office Administrator

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$61,000

▼33%

Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries


National Average
$61,000


▼5%

Office Administration
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 30%
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