The average salary for a Legal Records Clerk is $37,530 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Records Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$25,811 - $52,158
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MEDIAN: $37,529
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$11.69 - $21.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,811 - $52,158  
   
Bonus
$178.79 - $2,668  
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$25,139 - $50,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $21.39  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $29.80  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$178.79 - $2,668  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,139 - $50,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

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Key Stats for Legal Records Clerk

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Legal Records Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Legal Records Clerk Salaries

Records Management
up arrow 14%


National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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