$60,032
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The average Legal Specialist in the United States earns approximately $54K per year. Women account for the majority of Legal Specialists who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. The majority of Legal Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,972 - $80,912
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MEDIAN: $60,032
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$12.73 - $25.86
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$0$80K
Salary $40,972 - $80,912
Bonus $0.00 - $7,023
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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$31,076 - $77,224
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.73 - $25.86
Overtime $29.27
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,023
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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$31,076 - $77,224
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Job Description for Legal Specialist

Legal specialists assist supervising attorneys and provide support in a wide range of tasks, and may work on commercial litigation, lawsuits filed by customers, contract disputes, class actions, and more. These specialists may also draft legal communications and make general files, as well as gather documents and respond to clients' requests and legal inquiries. Communication skills are important in this position to work well with clients as well as other legal professionals.

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Legal Specialist Tasks

  • Develop, implement and validate document management, version processes and discovery processes.
  • Liaise with outside counsel, consultants and other departments.
  • Support scheduling, obtain equipment and edit presentations and notes.
  • Draft, edit and update legal documents, validating for accuracy.

Legal Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Legal Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Legal Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 15 salaries. A Legal Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 7 salaries.

Legal Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Legal Specialist?

Legal Specialist in St. Cloud:
"Legal Specialist."
Pros: Flexibility; PTO; medical; dental; casual dress.
Cons: Salary.

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Key Stats for Legal Specialist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Legal Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Legal Specialist Salaries

Legal Research
▲31%

Legal Compliance
▲1%

National Average
$49,000

Legal Document Review
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 10%