Law (New Zealand)

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info SALARY PROFILES
24
info AVG. GROSS SALARY ($)
US$ 69,927
info AVG. GROSS SALARY
NZ$ 88,945
info AVG. NET SALARY
NZ$ 63,646
  UPDATED: 05 Mar 2019
Difference gross vs. net (take home): 28%

What is average salary for Law in New Zealand?

Based on our survey (24 individual salary profiles) average GROSS salary for Law in New Zealand is NZ$ 88,945. Average NET salary is NZ$ 63,646. The most frequent GROSS salary is NZ$ 51,800. The most frequent education is Bachelors Degree. The most frequent experience are 8-12 Years.

Career Avg. gross salary (in USD) Profiles
Lawyer NZ$ 89,441 US$ 69,878 17
Private Practice Lawyer NZ$ 107,500 US$ 85,206 02
Legal Secretary NZ$ 46,100 US$ 37,072 02
Corporate Counsel Lawyer NZ$ 150,000 US$ 115,558 01
Law Firm Administrator NZ$ 102,000 US$ 84,906 01
City Avg. gross salary (in USD) Profiles
Auckland NZ$ 92,641 US$ 71,065 12
Hamilton Urban Area NZ$ 105,000 US$ 83,888 03
Wellington NZ$ 100,666 US$ 81,062 03
Christchurch NZ$ 77,500 US$ 62,110 02
Dunedin NZ$ 61,000 US$ 50,511 02

Salary profiles from individual employees for Law in New Zealand

Below is the list of 24 individual salary profiles - all added on this website.

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(24/24) SENIOR ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 05 Mar 2019

      

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Corporate and commercial legal advice"
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 165,000
US$ 118,153

(23/24) ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 29 Aug 2017

      

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Legal advice on property and commercial matters"
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 110,000
US$ 80,492

(22/24) SOLICITOR


 Posted: 17 Jul 2017

      

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Mergers and acquisitions, share issues, governance and structuring work."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 85,000
US$ 62,198

(21/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 11 Jun 2017

      

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Property law, general practice private client, family law, small business law"
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 50,000
US$ 36,587

(20/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 04 May 2017

      

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Family law specialist, court appearances"
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 140,000
US$ 102,444

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(19/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 14 Jan 2015

      

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Intellectual property law specialising in trade marks"
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 52,000
US$ 38,295

(18/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 27 May 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 142,000
US$ 116,985

(17/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 15 Apr 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 62,000
US$ 51,078

(16/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 04 Apr 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 1-2 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 42,500
US$ 35,013

(15/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 27 Feb 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 90,000
US$ 74,145

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(14/24) OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 17 Feb 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 55,000
US$ 45,311

(13/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 25 Sep 2013

   

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 87,000
US$ 73,026

(12/24) LEGAL SECRETARY


 Posted: 23 Oct 2012

      

Some College education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 50,200
US$ 41,787

(11/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 04 Mar 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 105,000
US$ 87,404

(10/24) LAW FIRM ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 28 Feb 2012

      

Some College education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 102,000
US$ 84,906

(9/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 23 Feb 2012

      

Masters Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 40,000
US$ 33,297

(8/24) PRIVATE PRACTICE LAWYER


 Posted: 20 Feb 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 130,000
US$ 108,214

(7/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 29 Jan 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 1-2 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 35,000
US$ 29,135

(6/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 07 Jan 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 12-16 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 60,000
US$ 49,945

(5/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 22 Oct 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 105,000
US$ 80,890

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(4/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 04 Oct 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 12-16 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 170,000
US$ 130,965

(3/24) LAWYER


 Posted: 26 Jul 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 65,000
US$ 50,075

(2/24) LEGAL SECRETARY


 Posted: 20 Jul 2011

   

Some College education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 42,000
US$ 32,356

(1/24) CORPORATE COUNSEL LAWYER


 Posted: 10 Jun 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 12-16 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 150,000
US$ 115,558

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Salary levels Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles (frequency)
175K US$ 130,965 NZ$ 170,000
01
165K US$ 118,153 NZ$ 165,000
01
155K US$ 115,558 NZ$ 150,000
01
145K US$ 109,714 NZ$ 141,000
02
135K US$ 108,214 NZ$ 130,000
01
105K US$ 84,400 NZ$ 104,000
03
115K US$ 80,492 NZ$ 110,000
01
95K US$ 74,145 NZ$ 90,000
01
85K US$ 67,612 NZ$ 86,000
02
65K US$ 50,366 NZ$ 62,333
03
55K US$ 40,495 NZ$ 51,800
04
45K US$ 33,555 NZ$ 41,500
03
35K US$ 29,135 NZ$ 35,000
01

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
Male US$ 73,051 NZ$ 94,166 09
Female US$ 62,335 NZ$ 77,244 09
N/A US$ 76,631 NZ$ 98,666 06

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
Masters Degree US$ 47,747 NZ$ 62,500 02
Bachelors Degree US$ 74,932 NZ$ 95,552 19
Some College US$ 53,017 NZ$ 64,733 03

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
20+ Years US$ 65,103 NZ$ 84,066 03
16-20 Years US$ 84,906 NZ$ 102,000 01
12-16 Years US$ 94,240 NZ$ 122,500 04
8-12 Years US$ 86,873 NZ$ 110,800 05
4-8 Years US$ 75,530 NZ$ 91,750 04
2-4 Years US$ 45,966 NZ$ 60,500 04
1-2 Years US$ 33,578 NZ$ 42,500 03

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
57-62 US$ 41,787 NZ$ 50,200 01
51-56 US$ 102,444 NZ$ 140,000 01
45-50 US$ 84,906 NZ$ 102,000 01
39-44 US$ 66,649 NZ$ 85,000 03
33-38 US$ 92,861 NZ$ 119,000 03
27-32 US$ 68,060 NZ$ 84,833 06
22-26 US$ 34,147 NZ$ 43,166 03
N/A US$ 76,631 NZ$ 98,666 06

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# Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
1. Corporate Counsel Lawyer US$ 115,558 NZ$ 150,000 01
2. Private Practice Lawyer US$ 85,206 NZ$ 107,500 02
3. Law Firm Administrator US$ 84,906 NZ$ 102,000 01
4. Lawyer US$ 69,878 NZ$ 89,441 17
5. Other Law Career US$ 45,311 NZ$ 55,000 01
6. Legal Secretary US$ 37,072 NZ$ 46,100 02

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
Permanent US$ 69,793 NZ$ 89,030 23
Part Time US$ 73,026 NZ$ 87,000 01

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# Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
1. Hamilton Urban Area Law US$ 83,888 NZ$ 105,000 03
2. Wellington Law US$ 81,062 NZ$ 100,666 03
3. Auckland Law US$ 71,065 NZ$ 92,641 12
4. Christchurch Law US$ 62,110 NZ$ 77,500 02
5. Dunedin Law US$ 50,511 NZ$ 61,000 02

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# Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
1. United Kingdom United Kingdom Law US$ 96,603 GBP 64,055 73
2. United States United States Law US$ 94,304 US$ 94,304 434
3. Germany Germany Law US$ 89,845 EUR 69,026 11
4. Hong Kong Hong Kong Law US$ 84,984 HKD 660,004 25
5. Australia Australia Law US$ 84,027 AU$ 96,787 47
6. Singapore Singapore Law US$ 83,206 SGD 110,497 23
7. New Zealand New Zealand US$ 69,927 NZ$ 88,945 24
8. Mexico Mexico Law US$ 68,679 MXN 1,125,492 08
9. Malaysia Malaysia Law US$ 34,814 MYR 122,138 129
10. Indonesia Indonesia Law US$ 30,425 IDR 382,308,000 25

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