A Legal Counsel earns an average salary of AU$114,692 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

AU$66,433 - AU$174,329
AU$66K
AU$120K
AU$170K
MEDIAN: AU$116,074
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$184K
Salary AU$66,433 - AU$174,329
Bonus AU$993 - AU$29,676
Profit Sharing AU$3,000
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AU$67,766 - AU$184,276
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 200

Job Description for Legal Counsel

Legal counsels, also called general counsels, are the chief lawyers of large corporations or government agencies. They advise departments on legal ramifications, ensure that the business is working in accordance with the law, and may represent the company or government agency in the case that a law suit is filed.

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Legal Counsel Tasks

  • Advise business in legal affairs of the company including government regulations, taxes, and legal and human rights.
  • Apply for registration and copyrights for the products, processes, and trademarks of the organization.
  • Manage disputes and litigations.
  • Prepare and review legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, sales and purchases, and real estate, etc.

Legal Counsel Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$118,518

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

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Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Legal Counsel Salaries

▲28%

▲11%

National Average
AU$119,000

▼26%

Skills That Affect Legal Counsel Salaries

National Average
AU$119,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 90%