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Average Legal Specialist Salary

$63,646
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$2,200
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The average salary for a Legal Specialist is $63,646.
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$45k
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$64k
90%
$88k
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What Do Legal Specialists Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Legal Specialist

3.8 out of 5
(24)
Highly Satisfied
4Reviews

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Specialists?

Skills in Legal Compliance, Legal Document Review, Legal Research and Corporate Governance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Specialists?

An entry-level Legal Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,705 based on 6 salaries. An early career Legal Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,681 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Legal Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,973 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Legal Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,065 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,331.
Employees with Legal Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (29.7% less), Washington, District of Columbia (14.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 148 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Early Career
44.6%
Mid Career
24.3%
Experienced
18.9%
Late Career
8.1%