The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer is AU$69,630 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$47,077 - AU$116,372
(Median)
AU$47K
AU$70K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$69,630
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AU$19.24 - AU$67.53
(Median)
AU$19
AU$29
AU$68
MEDIAN: AU$29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$47,077 - AU$116,372  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$15,050  
Profit Sharing
AU$0.00 - AU$97,871  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$46,737 - AU$118,661  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 372
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$25AU$50AU$75
Hourly Rate
AU$19.24 - AU$67.53  
   
Overtime
AU$40.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$15,050  
   
Profit Sharing
AU$0.00 - AU$97,871  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
AU$46,737 - AU$118,661  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$69,903

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 71%

Late-Career
up arrow 57%


National Average
AU$70,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

National Average
AU$70,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 8%

Legal Research
up arrow 13%

Commercial
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 93%
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