Average Corporate Lawyer Salary in Australia

AU$76,696
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$9,872
Bonus
AU$4,913
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Corporate Lawyer in Australia is AU$76,696.
10%
AU$54k
MEDIAN
AU$77k
90%
AU$148k
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AU$54k - AU$148k
Bonus
AU$31 - AU$31k
Profit Sharing
AU$90 - AU$63k
Total Pay
AU$53k - AU$154k

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Job Description for Corporate Lawyer

Corporate 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.
  • 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.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Lawyer

Skills in Contract Negotiation and Mergers and Acquisitions are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Compliance, Legal Document Review and Corporate.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Lawyer

An entry-level Corporate Lawyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$61,707 based on 12 salaries. An early career Corporate Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$72,187 based on 163 salaries. A mid-career Corporate Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$106,742 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Corporate Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$139,458 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$132,300.
Employees with Corporate Lawyer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (2.5% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Darwin, Northern Territory (21.8% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (15.2% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (7.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 277 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
58.8%
Mid Career
21.7%
Experienced
11.6%
Late Career
3.6%

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