The average pay for a Paralegal in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$54,553 per year. A skill in Document Preparation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

AU$38,509 - AU$75,037
AU$39K
AU$54K
AU$75K
MEDIAN: AU$54,218
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50%
90%
AU$15.55 - AU$30.61
AU$16
AU$22
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$21.99
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$75K
Salary AU$38,509 - AU$75,037
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,872
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$37,952 - AU$70,842
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 88
Hourly Data AU$0AU$30
Hourly Rate AU$15.55 - AU$30.61
Overtime AU$22.39
Annual Data AU$0AU$70K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,872
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$37,952 - AU$70,842
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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.

Paralegal Job Listings

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲38%

▲23%

National Average
AU$52,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries





National Average
AU$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 97%