A Legal Counsel in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$102,103 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$60,031 - AU$153,067
AU$60K
AU$100K
AU$150K
MEDIAN: AU$103,209
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$157K
Salary AU$60,031 - AU$153,067
Bonus AU$2,000 - AU$62,500
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$61,456 - AU$157,016
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

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.

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Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
19%

Experience Affects Legal Counsel Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
AU$112,000

▼25%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
19%

Common Health Benefits

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