The average hourly pay for a Legal Receptionist is $13.97.
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Job Description for Legal Receptionist
A legal receptionist typically works at the front desk of a legal firm, setting up appointments for clients, directing them into lawyers’ offices, and taking incoming calls. This receptionist must ensure their office's reception area is clean and welcoming as well. Tasks performed by the legal receptionist include greeting guests, answering calls on multi-line telephones, routing calls to the correct areas, scheduling clients for meetings with lawyers, and using a photocopiers and fax machine as…Read more
Legal Receptionist Tasks
- Greet clients in person or on the telephone.
- Update appointment and location schedules.
- Keep telephone equipment operating by following operating instructions and calling for repairs.
- Screen, answer or refer inquiries to proper channels.
- Transfer calls.
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Skills in Scheduling, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Receptionist
An entry-level Legal Receptionist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.05 based on 64 salaries. An early career Legal Receptionist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.42 based on 175 salaries. A mid-career Legal Receptionist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.72 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Legal Receptionist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.33 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
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Employees with Legal Receptionist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 27.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (11.4% more) and San Diego, California (9.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (7.6% less).
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