Legal Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$69,000
$37,000
Min 10%
$69,000
Median 50%
$128,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a legal specialist make?
The national average salary for a Legal Specialist in the U.S. is $69,751 annually or $33.53 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $128,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Legal Specialists are Professional companies and Finance companies. States with the highest Legal Specialist salaries include Washington, New York, Connecticut, California, and Idaho. The typical tenure for a Legal Specialist is 3.2 years.
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Average Legal Specialist Salary By Location

Across America, Legal Specialists make on average $69,751 annually or $33.53 hourly. San Francisco, CA reports the highest annual salary for Legal Specialists at 112,769. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $53,000. Washington, New York, Connecticut, California, and Idaho are the top 5 highest earning states for Legal Specialists. The lowest earning states are Alabama, Louisiana, South Dakota, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Map of Legal Specialist Salaries

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

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Average Legal Specialist Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Legal Specialist makes. Professional companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe or Winston & Strawn will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like DLA Piper and Mayer Brown report highly competitive salaries for Legal Specialists.

Legal Specialist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Legal Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Legal Specialist can range from $42,403 to $57,319 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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