A Legal Word Processor earns an average salary of $59,464 per year.

$34,306 - $79,743
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$59K
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MEDIAN: $59,464
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$13.94 - $39.52
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,306 - $79,743  
   
Bonus
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$32,321 - $81,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $39.52  
   
Overtime
$27.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,035  
   
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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$32,321 - $81,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Legal Word Processor

A legal word processor is responsible for all legal correspondence and documentation for a corporation or law firm. Because a majority of legal work is done via computer, working knowledge of computer programs is necessary for this position. It is extremely important that legal correspondence is accurate, so strong written and verbal communication skills are also required.

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Legal Word Processor Tasks

  • Type legal correspondence, reports, text and other written material from rough drafts, corrected copies, voice recordings, dictation using a computer, word processor or typewriter.
  • Print and makes copies of work, collate and assemble.
  • Perform clerical duties such as answering telephone, sorting and distributing mail, running errands or sending faxes.
  • File and store completed documents on computer hard drive or disk, maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve, update and delete documents.
  • Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format, compute and verify numerical data.

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Key Stats for Legal Word Processor

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Legal Word Processor Salaries



National Average
$56,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 40%

Skills That Affect Legal Word Processor Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Transcription
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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