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How Much Does a Legal Administrator Earn In The United States?

Legal Administrator Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$46,000
$29,000
$46,000
$75,000
Legal administrators in the United States make an average salary of $46,823 per year or $22.51 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Colorado provide the highest legal administrator salaries.
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Where Legal Administrators Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where legal administrators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Legal Administrators Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for legal administrators. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Tennessee, Arizona, and South Dakota.
Location
City
Average Salary

New York, NY

Salary Range46k - 84k$63k$63,051

Washington, DC

Salary Range45k - 82k$62k$61,595

Boston, MA

Salary Range46k - 78k$60k$60,347

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range39k - 76k$55k$55,479

Englewood, CO

Salary Range41k - 71k$54k$54,208

Dallas, TX

Salary Range38k - 73k$53k$52,745

Chicago, IL

Salary Range39k - 68k$52k$51,585

Tacoma, WA

Salary Range38k - 66k$51k$50,519

Wichita, KS

Salary Range37k - 66k$50k$49,627

Portland, OR

Salary Range36k - 65k$49k$49,320
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High Paying Legal Administrator Jobs

Which Companies Pay Legal Administrators The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like American Modern Insurance Group and Social Security Administration as they offer the highest salaries for legal administrators.
Company
Company
Average Salary
American Modern Insurance Group
Salary Range63k - 74k$68k$68,404
Social Security Administration
Salary Range50k - 72k$61k$60,559
Burr & Forman
Salary Range41k - 72k$55k$54,612
Pacific Architects and Engineers
Salary Range40k - 68k$53k$52,591
Washington State Employees Credit Union
Salary Range45k - 53k$49k$49,329
Tastemade
Salary Range38k - 62k$49k$49,107
Federal Home Loan Mortgage
Salary Range35k - 60k$46k$46,152
Warner Music Group
Salary Range39k - 53k$46k$45,725
Munich Re America Brokers
Salary Range34k - 59k$46k$45,596
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL CREDIT UNION
Salary Range34k - 52k$43k$42,543
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$74k

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    How Experience Affects Legal Administrator Salaries

    The salary for a legal administrator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $35,479
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    Pembroke Pines, FL
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    $52,175
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