A Paralegal / Legal Assistant earns an average salary of AU$54,140 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$37,701 - AU$67,753
AU$38K
AU$54K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$53,680
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50%
90%
AU$16.49 - AU$39.99
AU$16
AU$25
AU$40
MEDIAN: AU$24.86
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$69K
Salary AU$37,701 - AU$67,753
Bonus AU$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$37,358 - AU$69,334
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$16.49 - AU$39.99
Overtime AU$21.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$69K
Bonus AU$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$37,358 - AU$69,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

A paralegal (also known as a legal assistant) works in a law office for one or more attorneys to assist them in the execution of their practice. Many times a paralegal will be called upon to type written notes or transcribe recordings of meetings or telephone calls. A paralegal must also be organized and comfortable with research and document drafting; they also must have outstanding written and verbal communications skills.

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Paralegal / Legal Assistant 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 / Legal Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal / Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal / Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal / Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Paralegal / Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 26 salaries. A Paralegal / Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$53,489

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

Paralegal / Legal Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Paralegal / Legal Assistant?

Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Perth:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Seeing the final results.
Cons: Stress and lack of work life balance.

Key Stats for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

▲10%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%