The average pay for a Paralegal in Brisbane, Queensland is AU$53,437 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$39,253 - AU$70,932
AU$39K
AU$53K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$53,259
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50%
90%
AU$18.51 - AU$34.62
AU$19
AU$26
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$26.45
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$71K
Salary AU$39,253 - AU$70,932
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,580
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$39,204 - AU$71,551
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$18.51 - AU$34.62
Overtime AU$25.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$71K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,580
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$39,204 - AU$71,551
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 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.

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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$49,000 based on 31 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$62,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$64,000 based on 26 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$65,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲21%

▲20%

▲15%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Research
▼0%

National Average
AU$54,000




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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