The average pay for a Paralegal with Drafting Correspondence skills is AU$53,179 per year.

AU$38,390 - AU$74,184
AU$38K
AU$53K
AU$74K
MEDIAN: AU$53,179
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50%
90%
AU$19.60 - AU$32.61
AU$20
AU$25
AU$33
MEDIAN: AU$25.09
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$74K
Salary AU$38,390 - AU$74,184
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,096
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$39,549 - AU$72,905
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 283
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$19.60 - AU$32.61
Overtime AU$30.25
Annual Data AU$0AU$72K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,096
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$39,549 - AU$72,905
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 100

Job Description for Paralegal

Paralegals perform legal-, regulatory- and business-related research for lawyers working at their organization. Most of the time, paralegals work for law offices, corporations’ legal departments or courts. These professionals also provide legal support services to attorneys. They assist lawyers in filing materials such as motions, memoranda, pleadings and briefs in various court systems, as well as accompany lawyers to see clients and/or to go to court.

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Paralegal Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$65,000 based on 73 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$53,048

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Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲22%

▲18%

▲14%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 98%