Legal Administrator Salary

Median pay for Legal Administrators in the United States is around $61K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Legal Administrators (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,050 - $95,740
$39K
$61K
$96K
MEDIAN: $61,237
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50%
90%

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$12.74 - $27.69
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.62
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$0$97K
Salary $39,050 - $95,740
Bonus $515 - $7,839
Profit Sharing $2,897
Commission $5,200
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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$33,281 - $97,911
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $27.69
Overtime $24.47 - $41.36
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $515 - $7,839
Commission $5,200
Profit Sharing $2,897
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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$33,281 - $97,911
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

Job Description for Legal Administrator

A legal administrator works in a law office to help all operations run smoothly, and this job has a variety of duties and requires significant multitasking. Team work is important in this position, but many of the tasks are done independently and require a self-driven individual. The legal administrator may be in charge of accounting duties at the firm, such as forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis. Other general duties include keeping track of expenditures, carrying out billing and collections, and reporting taxes. Computer, typing, and ten key are important skills to have, as well.

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Legal Administrator Tasks

  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases
  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts and real estate closing statements

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Popular Skills for Legal Administrator


Survey results show that Legal Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Human Resources and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Legal Compliance and Billing. Most people who know Human Resources also know Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Legal Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 68 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Legal Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 55 salaries. A Legal Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 39 salaries.

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Key Stats for Legal Administrator

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Legal Administrator Salaries

▲25%

▲21%

National Average
$58,000

▼2%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Legal Administrator Salaries



National Average
$58,000

Billing
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 12%