Attorney / Lawyer Salary (South Africa)

An Attorney / Lawyer earns an average salary of R195,971 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Legal Research and Complex Litigation Case Management.
Attorney / Lawyer Total Pay (?
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R74,397 - R558,258
(Median)
74K
120K
200K
310K
560K
MEDIAN: R195,971
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75%
90%
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Attorney / Lawyer Total Pay (?
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R20.61 - R3,878
(Median)
1K
4K
MEDIAN: R119.00
75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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R0R200KR400KR600K
Salary
R74,397 - R558,258  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R45,958  
Profit Sharing
R1.64 - R101,084  
Commission
R500 - R70,850  
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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R79,242 - R590,100  
PayScale
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 667
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R1.3KR2.6KR3.9K
Hourly Rate
R20.61 - R3,878  
   
Overtime
R98.26 - R1,017  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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R0R2.6MR5.2MR7.8M
Bonus
R0.00 - R45,958  
   
Commission
R500 - R70,850  
Profit Sharing
R1.64 - R101,084  
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).
)
R79,242 - R590,100  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 667
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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

Sandton
up arrow 29%
National Average
R202,000
Port Elizabeth
up arrow 5%
Durban
up arrow 7%
Centurion
up arrow 9%
Bloemfontein
up arrow 10%
Pretoria
up arrow 16%
Pietermaritzburg
up arrow 29%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 82%
Late-Career
up arrow 52%
National Average
R202,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 27%
Commercial
up arrow 5%
National Average
R202,000
Collections
up arrow 1%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 72%
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