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Legal Office Administrator Salary (United States)

One-half of Legal Office Administrators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $29K to $95K per year, but median earnings come to around $58K per year. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Legal Office Administrators spread between $29K and $95K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Legal Office Administrators. Nearly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and close to one-half claim dental coverage as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Legal Office Administrator Salary (?
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$34,378 - $95,868
(Median)
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58K
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96K
MEDIAN: $57,630
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Legal Office Administrator Salary (?
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$9.76 - $28.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,378 - $95,868  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $8,243  
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $11,635  
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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$28,939 - $94,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $28.64  
   
Overtime
$8.71 - $36.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$242.40 - $8,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,036 - $11,635  
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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$28,939 - $94,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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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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 18 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Accounting tend to be skilled in Human Resources as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Office Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Legal Office Administrators. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. Legal Office Administrators bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $66K.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$53,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 21%