The average pay for a Criminal Defense Lawyer is AU$74,816 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

AU$49,740 - AU$114,543
AU$50K
AU$74K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$74,114
10%
50%
90%
AU$26.45 - AU$49.13
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$35.34
50%
AU$0AU$124K
Salary AU$49,740 - AU$114,543
Bonus AU$294 - AU$20,426
Profit Sharing AU$10,000
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$50,376 - AU$124,432
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data AU$0AU$60
Hourly Rate AU$35.34
Overtime AU$60.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$124K
Bonus AU$294 - AU$20,426
Profit Sharing AU$10,000
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$50,376 - AU$124,432
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal defense lawyers are tasked with representing their clients in court. After conducting legal research, they must argue their client's case in front of a judge, prosecutors, and/or jury, and aspiring criminal defense lawyers must be members of the Bar in their states of employment. Employers prefer those who graduated from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Tasks

  • Present cases in court representing the local, state or federal government.
  • Review reports, evidence, and conduct research.
  • Question witnesses, victims or others involved in the case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$74,554

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

Key Stats for Criminal Defense Lawyer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Criminal Defense Lawyer Salaries

▲45%

▲14%

National Average
AU$75,000

▼7%

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 90%