LAW SALARY IN NEW ZEALAND

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Average gross salary for Law GROSS SALARY
NZ$ 88,308
Average gorss salary (USD) for Law GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 69,070
Average net salary for Law NET SALARY
NZ$ 62,940
The most typical salary for Law MOST TYPICAL GROSS
NZ$ 51,800
  Updated: 05 Feb 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 28%
  Salary entries: 25

Law Earnings in New Zealand

Average salary for Law in New Zealand is NZ$ 88,308.

Average take home earning is NZ$ 62,940 (Net).

The most typical salary is NZ$ 51,800 (Gross).

These data are from our visitors surveys (25 individual salaries).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
8 % NZ$ 165,000
12 % NZ$ 150,000
20 % NZ$ 141,000
52 % NZ$ 86,000
84 % NZ$ 51,800
96 % NZ$ 41,500
100 % NZ$ 35,000
Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Lawyer NZ$ 88,527 US$ 68,690 18
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 (USD) Salary entries
Auckland NZ$ 91,130 US$ 69,329 13
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 entries from individual employees for Law in New Zealand

Below is the list of 25 individual salary profiles - all added on this website.

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(4/4)  SOLICITOR


 Posted: 05 Feb 2020

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Research, drafting advice, client contact,."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 73,000
US$ 48,497

(3/4)  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

(2/4)  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

(1/4)  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

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  SALARY BY LEVEL   LAW   NEW ZEALAND

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
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
75K US$ 48,497 NZ$ 73,000
01
55K US$ 40,495 NZ$ 51,800
04
45K US$ 33,555 NZ$ 41,500
03
35K US$ 29,135 NZ$ 35,000
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   LAW   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 73,051 NZ$ 94,166 09
Women US$ 60,951 NZ$ 76,820 10
N/A US$ 76,631 NZ$ 98,666 06

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   LAW   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Masters Degree US$ 47,747 NZ$ 62,500 02
Bachelors Degree US$ 73,611 NZ$ 94,425 20
Some College US$ 53,017 NZ$ 64,733 03

Law workers holding Bachelors Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in New Zealand. With an earned Bachelors Degree, they grosses NZ$ 94,425. While Law workers with Masters Degree education earn the least, with an average gross income of NZ$ 62,500. This is 54.17% lower of what Bachelors Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   LAW   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
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$ 46,472 NZ$ 63,000 05
1-2 Years US$ 33,578 NZ$ 42,500 03

Law workers in New Zealand with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 12-16 Years of experience earn a gross average of NZ$ 122,500 compared to NZ$ 42,500 for their counterparts with 1-2 Years of experience. The difference between workers with 12-16 Years of experience and 1-2 Years is 180.66%.


  SALARY BY AGE   LAW   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
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$ 37,735 NZ$ 50,625 04
N/A US$ 76,631 NZ$ 98,666 06
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  SALARY BY CAREER   LAW   NEW ZEALAND

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
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$ 68,690 NZ$ 88,527 18
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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In New Zealand economy, Corporate Counsel Lawyer is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of NZ$ 150,000. Private Practice Lawyer and Law Firm Administrator follow, earning NZ$ 107,500 and NZ$ 102,000, respectively. Legal Secretary earn a gross annual average of NZ$ 46,100, while Other Law Career earn NZ$ 55,000. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 211.71%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   LAW   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 68,905 NZ$ 88,362 24
Part Time US$ 73,026 NZ$ 87,000 01
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  SALARY BY CITY   LAW   NEW ZEALAND

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Hamilton Urban Area Law in Hamilton Urban Area US$ 83,888 NZ$ 105,000 03
2. Wellington Law in Wellington US$ 81,062 NZ$ 100,666 03
3. Auckland Law in Auckland US$ 69,329 NZ$ 91,130 13
4. Christchurch Law in Christchurch US$ 62,110 NZ$ 77,500 02
5. Dunedin Law in Dunedin US$ 50,511 NZ$ 61,000 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 Law in 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 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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