LAW SALARY IN AUSTRALIA

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Average gross salary for Law GROSS SALARY
AU$ 99,620
Average gorss salary (USD) for Law GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 85,244
Average net salary for Law NET SALARY
AU$ 73,146
The most typical salary for Law MOST TYPICAL GROSS
AU$ 63,142
  Updated: 21 Apr 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 26%
  Salary entries: 50

Law Earnings in Australia

Average salary for Law in Australia is AU$ 99,620.

Average take home earning is AU$ 73,146 (Net).

The most typical salary is AU$ 63,142 (Gross).

These data are from our visitors surveys (50 individual salaries).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
6 % AU$ 180,000
26 % AU$ 140,000
20 % AU$ 150,000
58 % AU$ 81,333
88 % AU$ 50,200
100 % AU$ 44,333
Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Lawyer AU$ 102,880 US$ 86,386 25
Private Practice Lawyer AU$ 118,000 US$ 110,547 05
Paralegal AU$ 58,333 US$ 47,452 03
Legal Secretary AU$ 174,500 US$ 130,890 02
Law Firm Administrator AU$ 65,000 US$ 60,105 02
Government Counsel Lawyer AU$ 160,000 US$ 125,895 01
Corporate Counsel Lawyer AU$ 150,000 US$ 134,282 01
City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Sydney AU$ 101,062 US$ 85,091 16
Melbourne AU$ 94,384 US$ 85,758 13
Brisbane AU$ 90,166 US$ 73,183 06
Perth AU$ 149,000 US$ 127,975 05
Newcastle AU$ 110,000 US$ 83,571 02
Canberra AU$ 87,500 US$ 75,893 02
Adelaide AU$ 67,500 US$ 64,858 02

Salary entries from individual employees for Law in Australia

Below is the list of 50 individual salary profiles - all added on this website.

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(9/9)  LEGAL SECRETARY


 Posted: 21 Apr 2020

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "I have a bachelors masters and a phd."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 287,000
US$ 198,831

(8/9)  PRISON OFFICER


 Posted: 01 Nov 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "General duties in a prison."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 100,000
US$ 78,684

(7/9)  PARALEGAL


 Posted: 01 Sep 2019

Some College, 1-2 years: "Client liaison, drafting court documents, legal research."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 45,000
US$ 35,408

(6/9)  PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL


 Posted: 11 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Drafting legislation."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 160,000
US$ 125,895

(5/9)  EMPLOYMENT LAWYER


 Posted: 05 Aug 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Advising clients on their legal obligations with respect to their employees advising about industrial instruments and their interpretation."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 140,000
US$ 110,158

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(4/9)  TRAINEE PATENT ATTORNEY


 Posted: 29 May 2018

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Trainee Patent Attorney."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 80,000
US$ 62,948

(3/9)  ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 11 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "General Associate in top tier firm."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 120,000
US$ 91,757

(2/9)  SOLICITOR


 Posted: 04 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Litigation, handle files from start to settlement."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 150,000
US$ 114,696

(1/9)  LAWYER


 Posted: 19 Aug 2017

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Advise and represent clients in a range of commercial disputes."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 180,000
US$ 137,636

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  SALARY BY LEVEL   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 233,697 AU$ 293,500
02
185K US$ 137,636 AU$ 180,000
01
145K US$ 131,482 AU$ 140,000
03
165K US$ 125,319 AU$ 160,000
02
155K US$ 124,844 AU$ 150,000
05
135K US$ 116,377 AU$ 130,000
01
115K US$ 100,436 AU$ 112,500
02
95K US$ 96,605 AU$ 92,500
02
125K US$ 91,757 AU$ 120,000
01
105K US$ 84,051 AU$ 100,500
04
85K US$ 74,032 AU$ 81,333
06
75K US$ 62,245 AU$ 71,666
03
65K US$ 56,563 AU$ 63,142
07
55K US$ 40,615 AU$ 50,200
05
45K US$ 36,580 AU$ 44,333
06

  SALARY BY GENDER   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 85,144 AU$ 105,034 29
Women US$ 69,139 AU$ 85,000 10
N/A US$ 100,147 AU$ 98,636 11

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 106,656 AU$ 144,000 03
Masters Degree US$ 85,968 AU$ 100,200 10
Bachelors Degree US$ 88,522 AU$ 101,551 29
Some College US$ 68,495 AU$ 79,285 07
High School US$ 35,938 AU$ 47,000 01

Law workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in Australia. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses AU$ 144,000. While Law workers with High School education earn the least, with an average gross income of AU$ 47,000. This is 196.78% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 121,296 AU$ 146,500 10
16-20 Years US$ 63,360 AU$ 69,000 03
12-16 Years US$ 68,856 AU$ 83,500 02
8-12 Years US$ 97,011 AU$ 109,142 07
4-8 Years US$ 103,039 AU$ 117,500 10
2-4 Years US$ 81,075 AU$ 88,000 05
1-2 Years US$ 50,836 AU$ 64,888 09
0-1 Year US$ 37,265 AU$ 44,750 04

Law workers in Australia with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 20+ Years of experience earn a gross average of AU$ 146,500 compared to AU$ 44,750 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 20+ Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 225.50%.


  SALARY BY AGE   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
57-62 US$ 150,664 AU$ 165,000 03
51-56 US$ 92,042 AU$ 112,500 02
45-50 US$ 87,038 AU$ 103,666 06
39-44 US$ 107,280 AU$ 138,000 04
33-38 US$ 77,322 AU$ 97,333 06
27-32 US$ 79,866 AU$ 102,777 09
22-26 US$ 39,715 AU$ 49,428 07
16-21 US$ 56,201 AU$ 73,500 02
N/A US$ 100,147 AU$ 98,636 11
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  SALARY BY CAREER   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Legal Secretary US$ 130,890 AU$ 174,500 02
2. Government Counsel Lawyer US$ 125,895 AU$ 160,000 01
3. Corporate Counsel Lawyer US$ 134,282 AU$ 150,000 01
4. Private Practice Lawyer US$ 110,547 AU$ 118,000 05
5. Lawyer US$ 86,386 AU$ 102,880 25
6. Other Law Career US$ 69,571 AU$ 77,727 11
7. Law Firm Administrator US$ 60,105 AU$ 65,000 02
8. Paralegal US$ 47,452 AU$ 58,333 03

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In Australia economy, Corporate Counsel Lawyer is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of AU$ 150,000. Legal Secretary and Government Counsel Lawyer follow, earning AU$ 174,500 and AU$ 160,000, respectively. Paralegal earn a gross annual average of AU$ 58,333, while Law Firm Administrator earn AU$ 65,000. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 182.98%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 84,042 AU$ 98,214 42
Contract US$ 48,902 AU$ 57,750 04
Self Employed US$ 196,653 AU$ 230,000 02
Part Time US$ 71,758 AU$ 82,500 02
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  SALARY BY CITY   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Perth Law in Perth US$ 127,975 AU$ 149,000 05
2. Newcastle Law in Newcastle US$ 83,571 AU$ 110,000 02
3. Sydney Law in Sydney US$ 85,091 AU$ 101,062 16
4. Melbourne Law in Melbourne US$ 85,758 AU$ 94,384 13
5. Brisbane Law in Brisbane US$ 73,183 AU$ 90,166 06
6. Canberra Law in Canberra US$ 75,893 AU$ 87,500 02
7. Adelaide Law in Adelaide US$ 64,858 AU$ 67,500 02

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    LAW

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United Kingdom United Kingdom Law in United Kingdom US$ 94,504 GBP 62,792 76
2. United States United States Law US$ 93,941 US$ 93,941 462
3. Singapore Singapore Law in Singapore US$ 90,234 SGD 120,230 28
4. Germany Germany Law in Germany US$ 88,103 EUR 69,019 15
5. Australia Australia US$ 85,244 AU$ 99,620 50
6. Hong Kong Hong Kong Law in Hong Kong US$ 84,984 HKD 660,004 25
7. New Zealand New Zealand Law in New Zealand US$ 69,070 NZ$ 88,308 25
8. Mexico Mexico Law in Mexico US$ 68,679 MXN 1,125,492 08
9. Malaysia Malaysia Law in Malaysia US$ 35,428 MYR 127,906 157
10. Indonesia Indonesia Law in Indonesia US$ 29,836 IDR 377,989,655 29

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