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Legal Records Clerk Salary

The average wage for a Legal Records Clerk is $14.95 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Records Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$28,926 - $47,269
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$29K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,642
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$10.47 - $20.13
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$28,926 - $47,269  
   
Bonus
$100.33 - $2,083  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $2,027  
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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$25,281 - $44,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $30.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$100.33 - $2,083  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $2,027  
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).
)
$25,281 - $44,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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Job Description for Legal Records Clerk

A legal records clerk is the person who is primarily responsible for organizing and maintaining records within a law office. This position can be found with all types of lawyers - corporate, prosecuting, defense, criminal, etc. This job is not particularly physical in nature and will work within an office setting. A legal records clerk will sometimes work within a team of other office personnel, though in smaller offices, this person may work independently. This position will generally keep weekday, daytime hours. However, some may be required to work extended hours during busier days at the discretion of the lawyer(s). Depending on the law firm, formal education may not be required for this position, though many will prefer experience with legal filing practices and procedures or other duties related to the job.

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Legal Records Clerk Tasks

  • Prepare documents for off-site storage and confidential disposal.
  • File and catalog legal documents.
  • Prepare, maintain and track all on-site and off-site records; delivery and retrieval.
  • Answer phones and route calls, assist with office clerical tasks.
  • Subpoena records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Records Clerk

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

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Experience Affects Legal Records Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Legal Records Clerk Salaries

Records Management
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%
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