Office Manager, Law Firm Salary

Office Managers of Law Firms in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $55K annually. Overall cash earnings for Office Managers of Law Firms stretch from $33K on the lower end to $81K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Office Managers of Law Firms is high. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and about two in five claim dental coverage as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,802 - $86,404
$36K
$56K
$86K
MEDIAN: $55,779
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50%
90%

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$13.59 - $26.55
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20.15
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$0$86K
Salary $35,802 - $86,404
Bonus $291 - $6,929
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,980
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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$33,380 - $82,315
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 283
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.59 - $26.55
Overtime $11.34 - $45.62
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $291 - $6,929
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,980
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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$33,380 - $82,315
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

Job Description for Office Manager, Law Firm

Office managers for law firms typically perform oversight for their firm's day-to-day operations, including maintaining the office’s budget, interacting with vendors, and scheduling appointments. They are also responsible for reviewing and sometimes creating legal documents, conducting research, coordinating office staff, and fulfilling any other firm requirements. In smaller firms, an office manager may not have subordinates and is thus responsible for tasks such as basic filing, handling incoming and outgoing telephone calls, and general office custodial duties. These managers are frequently placed in leadership roles among other law office workers, and they often interact with the firm’s lawyers, outside lawyers, vendors, clients, and paralegals.

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Office Manager, Law Firm Tasks

  • Manage the daily operations of a law firm, solving administrative problems and addressing human resources issues.
  • Oversee firm hiring, payroll, and budget, and make budget reports to owners.
  • Provide support services to keep projects moving.
  • Assign cases, making sure work is distributed evenly among team members.

Common Career Paths for Office Manager, Law Firm


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Office Managers of Law Firms' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Legal Office Administrator. On average, Legal Office Administrators get paid about the same as Office Managers of Law Firms do. Office Managers of Law Firms most often advance into Executive Assistant and Full Charge Bookkeeper positions even though the median salaries are $7K lower and $14K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Law Firm


Office Managers of Law Firms report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounting, Operations Management, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Accounts Receivable and Office Administration, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Human Resources also know Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Law Firm

Pay by Experience for an Office Manager, Law Firm has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Manager, Law Firm with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Manager, Law Firm with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Office Manager, Law Firm which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 147 salaries. An Office Manager, Law Firm with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 94 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,258

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Office Managers of Law Firms in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Office Managers of Law Firms can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+29 percent), Chicago (+28 percent), Houston (+22 percent), and Rochester (+10 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Employers in Austin and Philadelphia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Office Manager, Law Firm Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Office Manager, Law Firm?

Office Manager, Law Firm in Fresno:
"Stressful."
Pros: Close to home, payroll and running numbers.
Cons: Stress, expectations, being taken advantage of.

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Key Stats for Office Manager, Law Firm

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Office Manager, Law Firm Salaries

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
$53,000

▼5%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Office Manager, Law Firm Salaries


▲9%


National Average
$53,000


Quickbooks
▼1%

Paralegal
▼1%

Office Management
▼2%

Bookkeeping
▼2%


▼4%

Office Administration
▼19%

Accounts Receivable
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 38%