Legal Specialist Salary

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.

$41,939 - $82,220
$42K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,115
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50%
90%

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$12.34 - $24.04
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$24
MEDIAN: $18.39
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$0$82K
Salary $41,939 - $82,220
Bonus $0.00 - $9,933
Total Pay (?
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$29,587 - $80,934
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $12.34 - $24.04
Overtime $29.11
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,933
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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$29,587 - $80,934
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Legal Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Legal Specialist Salaries

Legal Research
▲35%

Legal Compliance
▲3%

National Average
$48,000

Legal Document Review
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%