AU$51,082
Avg. Salary
AU$23.37
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Legal Assistant is AU$23.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is AU$51,082 per year.

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MEDIAN AU$51,082
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Salary AU$38,930 - AU$69,030
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$4,523
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$38,793 - AU$68,092
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 409
Hourly Data AU$0AU$42
Hourly Rate AU$17.93 - AU$30.74
Overtime AU$32.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$68K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$4,523
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$38,793 - AU$68,092
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 140

Job Description for Legal Assistant

A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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Legal Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$60K

FosterQuan, LLP
12 profiles
$36,572

Brock and Scott
10 profiles
$32,206

$31,660

$27,278

$43,680

$56,837

$40,040

$24,942

Legal Firm
6 profiles
$29,120

Amazon.com Inc
4 profiles
$55,250

Common Career Paths for Legal Assistant


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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 335 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$56,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 82 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$64,000 based on 52 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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-14%

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National Average: AU$50,721

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

Legal Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Legal Assistant?

Legal Assistant in Perth:
"Unappreciated."
Pros: the variety
Cons: Micromanagement

Legal Assistant in Sydney:
"Great location, culture and flexibility."
Pros: See above.
Cons: Cost of travel and distance to CBD if living outside of it.

Legal Assistant in Gold Coast:
"Amazing."
Pros: Lifestyle. Work as I am on holidays. Weather. Relax kind of.
Cons: Immigration industry Low profile. Low wages.

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲25%

▲23%

▲9%

National Average
AU$51,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries



National Average
AU$51,000

▼1%

Legal Document Review
▼3%




Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%