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Average Solicitor Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Solicitor in Australia is AU$64,200.
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AU$48k - AU$98k
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AU$48k - AU$99k
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What Do Solicitors Do?

Solicitor Tasks
  • Solicit outstanding financial obligations, such as loans, liens, and fees, from borrowers or third parties.
  • Draft legal instruments and reports, such as letters and petitions for payment.
  • Use and update account tracking systems with financial information and workout activity.
  • Assist in reviewing utility accounts, investigating unpaid claims and liens, and developing payment plans.
  • Manage assigned utility accounts, assisting with loss mitigation, negotiating workouts, and collecting paperwork.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Solicitor

The top respondents for the job title Solicitor are from the companies Shine Lawyers, Lawyers Group and HWL Ebsworth. Reported salaries are highest at HWL Ebsworth where the average pay is AU$79,336. Lawyers Group pays the lowest at around AU$54,495.

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What Are Popular Skills for Solicitors?

Skills in Litigation Case Management and Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Legal Research and Drafting Correspondence.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Solicitors?

An entry-level Solicitor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$54,415 based on 118 salaries. An early career Solicitor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$63,064 based on 978 salaries. A mid-career Solicitor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$83,991 based on 178 salaries. An experienced Solicitor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$112,551 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$103,447.
Employees with Solicitor in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 11.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Newcastle, New South Wales (10.7% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (12.0% less), Adelaide, South Australia (6.6% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (4.0% less).

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