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.
|Salary||$40,897 - $81,793|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $7,000|
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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).)
|$30,434 - $78,579|
|Hourly Rate||$12.55 - $24.24|
|Overtime||$20.31 - $70.52|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $7,000|
|Total Pay (||$30,434 - $78,579|
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.Read More...
Legal specialists handle cases for clients on a regular basis and gather all the information needed from both sides to research the complaints. They may obtain affidavits and recommend courses of action, as well as negotiate settlements and interview witnesses, and they also maintain communication with outside counsel.
Legal specialists must be at least eighteen years of age, pass a background check and pre-employment test, and earn a college degree in a legal field. At least two years of work experience may also be required, and writing and organizational skills are highly beneficial. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
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.
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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.
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