Legal Records Clerk Salary

A Legal Records Clerk earns an average salary of $37,727 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$25,705 - $51,775
$26K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,921
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50%
90%

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$11.69 - $21.39
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,705 - $51,775  
   
Bonus
$157.81 - $2,686  
Total Pay (?
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$25,177 - $50,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $21.39  
   
Overtime
$23.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$157.81 - $2,686  
   
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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$25,177 - $50,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Records Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Legal Records Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Records Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 46 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Records Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Legal Records Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 19 salaries. A Legal Records Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Legal Records Clerk

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Legal Records Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Legal Records Clerk Salaries


Records Management
▲3%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 15%
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