A Paralegal / Legal Assistant earns an average salary of AU$55,489 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$41,526 - AU$68,463
AU$42K
AU$55K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$54,937
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50%
90%

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AU$18.67 - AU$39.66
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$26.50
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$25KAU$50KAU$75K
Salary
AU$41,526 - AU$68,463  
   
Total Pay (?
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AU$40,722 - AU$72,414  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$26.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$25KAU$50KAU$75K
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$40,722 - AU$72,414  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal / Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal / Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal / Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Paralegal / Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 15 salaries. A Paralegal / Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲7%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
AU$55,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%
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