The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer is AU$68,327 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. 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$47,724 - AU$118,364
AU$48K
AU$69K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$68,871
10%
50%
90%
AU$20.18 - AU$77.47
AU$20
AU$33
AU$77
MEDIAN: AU$33.00
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$123K
Salary AU$47,724 - AU$118,364
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$15,080
Profit Sharing AU$19.87 - AU$98,633
Commission AU$5,300
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$47,716 - AU$123,482
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 597
Hourly Data AU$0AU$96
Hourly Rate AU$20.18 - AU$77.47
Hourly Tips AU$40.00
Overtime AU$10.21 - AU$96.89
Annual Data AU$0AU$123K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$15,080
Commission AU$5,300
Profit Sharing AU$19.87 - AU$98,633
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$47,716 - AU$123,482
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer

Attorneys apply the law to specific situations and advise their clients on a course of action based on legal rights and responsibilities. Some attorneys work in the business world, providing counsel to corporate clients on business transactions. Other attorneys work with persons in the legal system, advocating on their behalf and representing them in court actions.

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Attorney / Lawyer Tasks

  • 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.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • 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.

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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 AU$64,000 based on 496 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 AU$101,000 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$120,000 based on 62 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 AU$110,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$69,559

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

▲72%

▲58%

▲45%

National Average
AU$70,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

National Average
AU$70,000



▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 90%