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Legal Office Administrator Salary

Slightly more than half of Legal Office Administrators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $30K to $96K per year, but median earnings come to around $56K per year. In the world of Legal Office Administrators, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $96K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While about one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,632 - $97,345
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$97K
MEDIAN: $55,909
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90%

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$9.81 - $29.00
(Median)
$9
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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
$34,632 - $97,345  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $8,500  
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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$29,813 - $95,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $29.00  
   
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$200.00 - $8,500  
   
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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$29,813 - $95,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Human Resources and Accounting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 12 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.


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. Legal Office Administrators see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Legal Office Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Legal Office Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Legal Office Administrator Salaries



Office Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 21%
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