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Office Manager, Law Firm Salary

Office Managers of Law Firms in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and about one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $51K annually, but may range from $30K to $77K per year. In the world of Office Managers of Law Firms, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $77K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While some workers in this profession — roughly a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,922 - $75,328
(Median)
$33K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,623
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$12.48 - $29.17
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,922 - $75,328  
   
Bonus
$29.59 - $7,045  
Profit Sharing
$911 - $7,730  
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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$30,454 - $76,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 719
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $29.17  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $41.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$29.59 - $7,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$911 - $7,730  
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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$30,454 - $76,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228

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Job Description for Office Manager, Law Firm

Office managers for law firms typically perform oversight for their firm's day-to-day operations, including maintaining the office’s budget, interacting with vendors, and scheduling appointments. They are also responsible for reviewing and sometimes creating legal documents, conducting research, coordinating office staff, and fulfilling any other firm requirements. In smaller firms, an office manager may not have subordinates and is thus responsible for tasks such as basic filing, handling incoming and outgoing telephone calls, and general office custodial duties. These managers are frequently placed in leadership roles among other law office workers, and they often interact with the firm’s lawyers, outside lawyers, vendors, clients, and paralegals.

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Office Manager, Law Firm Tasks

  • Provide support services to keep projects moving.
  • Assign cases, making sure work is distributed evenly among team members.
  • Manage the daily operations of a law firm, solving administrative problems and addressing human resources issues.
  • Oversee firm hiring, payroll, and budget, and make budget reports to owners.

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Office Managers of Law Firms' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Legal Office Administrator. Median pay for Legal Office Administrators is $51K.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Law Firm


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 14 percent. Accounts Receivable and Office Administration as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. For most people, competency in Human Resources indicates knowledge of Billing and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Law Firm

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Office Managers of Law Firms, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. Office Managers of Law Firms bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $63K.

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Experience Affects Office Manager, Law Firm Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Office Manager, Law Firm Salaries




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National Average
$50,000

Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 34%
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