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Office Manager, Law Firm Salary

Office Managers of Law Firms in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $50K annually for pay. The pay spectrum stretches from $30K to $76K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Office Managers of Law Firms can bottom out near $30K or peak near $76K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Office Managers of Law Firms is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,689 - $74,726
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,390
10%
50%
90%

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$12.36 - $29.03
(Median)
$12
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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
$32,689 - $74,726  
   
Bonus
$30.91 - $7,053  
Profit Sharing
$926 - $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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$30,105 - $75,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 737
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
$12.36 - $29.03  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $40.89  
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
$30.91 - $7,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$926 - $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).
)
$30,105 - $75,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246

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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.

Common Career Paths for Office Manager, Law Firm


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Many Office Managers of Law Firms move into a Legal Office Administrator role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Legal Office Administrators on average bring in a similar salary to Office Managers of Law Firms.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Law Firm


Office Managers of Law Firms seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounting, Payroll Administration, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Receivable and Office Administration. Most people experienced in Human Resources also know 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.


Office Managers of Law Firms with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. On average, Office Managers of Law Firms make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $62K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Office Manager, Law Firm Salaries



National Average
$49,000



Skills That Affect Office Manager, Law Firm Salaries





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National Average
$49,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
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%