Average Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Australia

Avg. Base Salary (AUD)

The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer is AU$73,213 in 2023

Base Salary
AU$54k - AU$130k
AU$760 - AU$20k
Profit Sharing
AU$2k - AU$50k
AU$0 - AU$25k
Total Pay
AU$54k - AU$136k
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What Do Attorney / Lawyers Do?

Attorney / Lawyer Tasks
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
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FAQs About Attorney / Lawyers

What is the highest pay for Attorney / Lawyers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for an Attorney / Lawyer is A$130k / year

What is the lowest pay for Attorney / Lawyers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for an Attorney / Lawyer is A$54k / year

How can Attorney / Lawyers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as an Attorney / Lawyer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are an Attorney / Lawyer that oversees more junior Attorney / Lawyers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.