A Legal Records Clerk earns an average wage of $15.31 per hour. A skill in Records Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$25,649 - $60,525
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$26K
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MEDIAN: $37,905
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$12.13 - $21.76
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,649 - $60,525  
   
Bonus
$182.46 - $2,614  
Total Pay (?
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$25,519 - $51,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $21.76  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $29.59  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$182.46 - $2,614  
   
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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$25,519 - $51,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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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Experience Affects Legal Records Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Legal Records Clerk Salaries

Records Management
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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