An Attorney / Lawyer in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average salary of AU$82,294 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. 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$50,381 - AU$125,367
AU$50K
AU$83K
AU$130K
MEDIAN: AU$83,175
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AU$24.70 - AU$50.87
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$40.50
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$50,381 - AU$125,367  
   
Bonus
AU$50.34 - AU$20,426  
Profit Sharing
AU$20.00  
Total Pay (?
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AU$50,322 - AU$132,453  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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AU$0AU$25AU$50AU$75
Hourly Rate
AU$40.50  
   
Overtime
AU$12.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$50.34 - AU$20,426  
   
Profit Sharing
AU$20.00  
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$50,322 - AU$132,453  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

Pay by Experience for an Attorney / Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Attorney / Lawyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 10 salaries. An Attorney / Lawyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
▲46%

Mid-Career
▲23%

Late-Career
▲19%

National Average
AU$85,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

National Average
AU$85,000

Litigation Case Management
▼6%

Legal Research
▼12%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 90%
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