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info SALARY PROFILES
47
info AVG. GROSS SALARY ($)
US$ 84,027
info AVG. GROSS SALARY
AU$ 96,787
info AVG. NET SALARY
AU$ 69,943
  UPDATED: 11 Feb 2019
Difference gross vs. net (take home): 27%

What is average salary for Law in Australia?

Based on our survey (47 individual salary profiles) average GROSS salary for Law in Australia is AU$ 96,787. Average NET salary is AU$ 69,943. The most frequent GROSS salary is AU$ 63,142. The most frequent education is Bachelors Degree. The most frequent experience are 20+ Years.

Career Avg. gross salary (in USD) Profiles
Lawyer AU$ 102,880 US$ 86,386 25
Private Practice Lawyer AU$ 118,000 US$ 110,547 05
Paralegal AU$ 65,000 US$ 53,475 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
Legal Secretary AU$ 62,000 US$ 62,949 01
City Avg. gross salary (in USD) Profiles
Sydney AU$ 88,666 US$ 77,508 15
Melbourne AU$ 94,384 US$ 85,758 13
Brisbane AU$ 90,166 US$ 73,183 06
Perth AU$ 161,250 US$ 140,298 04
Newcastle AU$ 110,000 US$ 83,571 02
Adelaide AU$ 67,500 US$ 64,858 02

Salary profiles from individual employees for Law in Australia

Below is the list of 47 individual salary profiles - all added on this website.

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(47/47) PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL


 Posted: 11 Feb 2019

      

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

(46/47) 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

(45/47) TRAINEE PATENT ATTORNEY


 Posted: 29 May 2018

      

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

(44/47) 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

(43/47) 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

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(42/47) 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

(41/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 22 Jun 2017

      

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Senior Lawyer specializing in workplace relations, employment and safety"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 110,000
US$ 84,111

(40/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 22 May 2017

      

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "personal injury, criminal, civil litigation"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 60,000
US$ 45,879

(39/47) LAW FIRM ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 22 May 2017

      

High School, 16-20 years: "Real estate/commercial, general administrative tasks"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 47,000
US$ 35,938

(38/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 11 May 2017

      

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "solicitor's work and litigation work"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 50,000
US$ 38,232

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(37/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 03 Mar 2017

      

Some College, 1-2 years: "suits and other stuff"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 100,000
US$ 76,464

(36/47) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 19 Feb 2017

      

Some College, 2-4 years: "conveyancer for property sales/ purchases"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 45,000
US$ 34,409

(35/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 01 Dec 2016

      

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "lawyer with 8 years experience in litigation and commercial law"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 75,000
US$ 52,999

(34/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 08 Jun 2016

      

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "A year's paralegal experience full-time and one and a half year's experience as a solicitor full-time"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 60,000
US$ 42,399

(33/47) PARALEGAL


 Posted: 27 Mar 2016

      

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Commercial, litigation and property law"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 50,000
US$ 35,332

(32/47) PRIVATE PRACTICE LAWYER


 Posted: 05 Mar 2016

      

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Litigation and insolvency lawyer with experience both in private practice and in house, and also in various jurisdictions including England in the Cayman Islands."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 150,000
US$ 105,997

(31/47) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 25 Jan 2016

      

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Migration Agent - provide immigration advice to clients - assess applicants against visa criteria"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 80,001
US$ 56,533

(30/47) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 26 Oct 2015

      

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Assisting migration agent with his duties."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 40,000
US$ 31,186

(29/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 14 Oct 2015

      

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "estate planning, business succession, tax structuring"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 68,000
US$ 53,015

(28/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 16 Sep 2015

      

Bachelors Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 150,000
US$ 116,946

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(27/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 27 Aug 2015

      

Bachelors Degree education, 1-2 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 50,000
US$ 38,982

(26/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 04 Mar 2015

      

Masters Degree education, 0-1 year of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 44,000
US$ 34,304

(25/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 05 Feb 2015

      

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Lswyer in law firm of own for last ten years"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 160,000
US$ 124,742

(24/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 28 Jan 2015

      

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Supervision of 5 solicitors undertaking family law and care and protection. Undertaking court advocacy in Children's Court, Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 102,000
US$ 79,523

(23/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 14 Jan 2015

   

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Property lawyer - sale of residential and commercial premises"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 51,000
US$ 39,762

(22/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 28 Dec 2014

      

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Regulator and facilitator witihin the mining industry"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 300,000
US$ 268,563

(21/47) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 09 Dec 2014

      

Some College, 20+ years: "police, law enforcement what else can i say"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 130,000
US$ 116,377

(20/47) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 31 Oct 2014

      

Masters Degree education, 1-2 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 70,000
US$ 62,665

(19/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 27 Oct 2014

      

Doctorate Degree education, 12-16 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 65,000
US$ 58,189

(18/47) CORPORATE COUNSEL LAWYER


 Posted: 08 May 2014

      

Masters Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 150,000
US$ 134,282

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(17/47) PARALEGAL


 Posted: 03 Apr 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 80,000
US$ 71,617

(16/47) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 16 Oct 2013

      

Bachelors Degree education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 80,000
US$ 82,525

(15/47) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 05 Jun 2013

      

Some College education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 65,000
US$ 67,052

(14/47) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 05 Mar 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 95,000
US$ 101,833

(13/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 10 Feb 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 0-1 year of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 45,000
US$ 48,236

(12/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 23 Jan 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 62,000
US$ 66,459

(11/47) PRIVATE PRACTICE LAWYER


 Posted: 12 Nov 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 100,000
US$ 101,531

(10/47) LEGAL SECRETARY


 Posted: 18 Oct 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 62,000
US$ 62,949

(9/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 05 Sep 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 85,000
US$ 86,302

(8/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 19 Aug 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 115,000
US$ 116,761

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(7/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 10 Aug 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 90,000
US$ 91,378

(6/47) PRIVATE PRACTICE LAWYER


 Posted: 27 Jun 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 150,000
US$ 152,297

(5/47) PRIVATE PRACTICE LAWYER


 Posted: 12 Jun 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 140,000
US$ 142,144

(4/47) PRIVATE PRACTICE LAWYER


 Posted: 01 Jun 2011

      

Masters Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 50,000
US$ 50,766

(3/47) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 15 May 2011

      

Some College education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 70,000
US$ 71,072

(2/47) LAW FIRM ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 11 May 2011

      

Masters Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 83,000
US$ 84,271

(1/47) LAWYER


 Posted: 11 May 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 140,000
US$ 142,144

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Salary levels Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles (frequency)
More US$ 268,563 AU$ 300,000
01
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$ 85,840 AU$ 100,666
03
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$ 36,815 AU$ 44,200
05

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
Male US$ 81,173 AU$ 98,481 27
Female US$ 72,887 AU$ 89,444 09
N/A US$ 100,147 AU$ 98,636 11

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  SURVEY BY EDUCATION   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
Doctorate Degree US$ 60,568 AU$ 72,500 02
Masters Degree US$ 85,968 AU$ 100,200 10
Bachelors Degree US$ 88,522 AU$ 101,551 29
Some College US$ 73,075 AU$ 82,000 05
High School US$ 35,938 AU$ 47,000 01

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  SURVEY BY EXPERIENCE   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
20+ Years US$ 126,031 AU$ 151,666 09
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$ 92,396 AU$ 98,666 09
2-4 Years US$ 81,075 AU$ 88,000 05
1-2 Years US$ 52,764 AU$ 67,375 08
0-1 Year US$ 37,265 AU$ 44,750 04

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  SURVEY BY AGES   LAW   AUSTRALIA

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
57-62 US$ 150,664 AU$ 165,000 03
51-56 US$ 92,042 AU$ 112,500 02
45-50 US$ 88,709 AU$ 104,400 05
39-44 US$ 107,280 AU$ 138,000 04
33-38 US$ 77,322 AU$ 97,333 06
27-32 US$ 64,995 AU$ 79,750 08
22-26 US$ 40,433 AU$ 50,166 06
16-21 US$ 56,201 AU$ 73,500 02
N/A US$ 100,147 AU$ 98,636 11

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# Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
1. Government Counsel Lawyer US$ 125,895 AU$ 160,000 01
2. Corporate Counsel Lawyer US$ 134,282 AU$ 150,000 01
3. Private Practice Lawyer US$ 110,547 AU$ 118,000 05
4. Lawyer US$ 86,386 AU$ 102,880 25
5. Other Law Career US$ 68,660 AU$ 75,500 10
6. Paralegal US$ 53,475 AU$ 65,000 02
7. Law Firm Administrator US$ 60,105 AU$ 65,000 02
8. Legal Secretary US$ 62,949 AU$ 62,000 01

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
Permanent US$ 81,306 AU$ 93,450 40
Contract US$ 53,400 AU$ 62,000 03
Self Employed US$ 196,653 AU$ 230,000 02
Part Time US$ 71,758 AU$ 82,500 02

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# Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
1. Perth Law US$ 140,298 AU$ 161,250 04
2. Newcastle Law US$ 83,571 AU$ 110,000 02
3. Melbourne Law US$ 85,758 AU$ 94,384 13
4. Brisbane Law US$ 73,183 AU$ 90,166 06
5. Sydney Law US$ 77,508 AU$ 88,666 15
6. Adelaide Law US$ 64,858 AU$ 67,500 02

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# Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
1. United Kingdom United Kingdom Law US$ 96,087 GBP 63,772 74
2. United States United States Law US$ 93,740 US$ 93,740 442
3. Germany Germany Law US$ 91,414 EUR 70,774 12
4. Hong Kong Hong Kong Law US$ 84,984 HKD 660,004 25
5. Australia Australia US$ 84,027 AU$ 96,787 47
6. Singapore Singapore Law US$ 83,206 SGD 110,497 23
7. New Zealand New Zealand Law US$ 69,927 NZ$ 88,945 24
8. Mexico Mexico Law US$ 68,679 MXN 1,125,492 08
9. Malaysia Malaysia Law US$ 34,631 MYR 121,798 132
10. Indonesia Indonesia Law US$ 30,425 IDR 382,308,000 25

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