Average Attorney / Lawyer Salary in South Africa

R256,443
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R20,571
Bonus
R92,000
Commission
R22,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer in South Africa is R256,443.
10%
R87k
MEDIAN
R256k
90%
R787k
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Salary
R87k - R787k
Bonus
R5k - R65k
Profit Sharing
R2 - R202k
Commission
R5k - R295k
Total Pay
R95k - R1m

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Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer

Popular Employer Salaries for Attorney / Lawyer

The top respondents for the job title Attorney / Lawyer are from the companies Attorneys Title, Webber Wentzel and Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys. Reported salaries are highest at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. where the average pay is R2,574,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, earning around R522,500. Attorneys Title pays the lowest at around R200,000. Webber Wentzel also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R439,607.

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Popular Skills for Attorney / Lawyer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R151,855 based on 71 salaries. An early career Attorney / Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R220,696 based on 685 salaries. A mid-career Attorney / Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R341,155 based on 268 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R511,506 based on 149 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R746,409.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,222 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.8%
Early Career
56.1%
Mid Career
21.9%
Experienced
12.2%
Late Career
4.0%

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