Attorney / Lawyer Salary (South Africa)

An Attorney / Lawyer earns an average salary of R191,538 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. A skill in Complex Litigation Case Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Attorney / Lawyer Salary (?
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R72,429 - R542,869
(Median)
72K
120K
190K
310K
540K
MEDIAN: R191,537
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
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Attorney / Lawyer Salary (?
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R30.00 - R3,000
(Median)
760
3K
MEDIAN: R184.00
75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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R0R200KR400KR600K
Salary
R72,429 - R542,869  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R48,102  
Profit Sharing
R1.75 - R100,945  
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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R74,479 - R576,764  
PayScale
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 662
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R1.1KR2.2KR3.3K
Hourly Rate
R30.00 - R3,000  
   
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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R0R2.2MR4.4MR6.6M
Bonus
R0.00 - R48,102  
   
Commission
R500 - R70,850  
Profit Sharing
R1.75 - R100,945  
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).
)
R74,479 - R576,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Pay Difference By Location

Sandton
up arrow 29%
National Average
R198,000
Durban
up arrow 5%
Centurion
up arrow 7%
Bloemfontein
up arrow 8%
Pretoria
up arrow 15%
Port Elizabeth
up arrow 23%
Pietermaritzburg
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 85%
Late-Career
up arrow 55%
National Average
R198,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Commercial
up arrow 5%
National Average
R198,000
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%
Collections
up arrow 3%
Legal Research
up arrow 7%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
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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