Legal Word Processor Salary
A Legal Word Processor earns an average salary of $59,963 per year.
|Salary||$38,783 - $79,743|
|Bonus||$253.42 - $4,044|
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|$32,637 - $79,960|
|Hourly Rate||$14.26 - $38.66|
|Bonus||$253.42 - $4,044|
|Total Pay (||$32,637 - $79,960|
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.Read More...
As legal word processors work with legal documents, they must be familiar with various legal definitions and "jargon" to improve communications with co-workers. They are occasionally tasked with representing their constituents via communications with other firms, as well as current or prospective clients. While these processors may not have direct contact with clients, they do work closely with other staff members, including lawyers and paralegals.
A minimum of three years of industry-related experience are generally required for this position, and some employers may also require candidates to hold an advanced degree in a legal field. Those who have relevant work experience may receive assistance from their companies to obtain the necessary degree or certifications if they elect to do so.
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Word Processor
Pay by Experience for a Legal Word Processor has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Word Processor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Word Processor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Legal Word Processor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 23 salaries. A Legal Word Processor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 33 salaries.
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