Average Corporate Lawyer Salary in South Africa

Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
ZAR 41k
ZAR 303k
ZAR 997k

The average salary for a Corporate Lawyer is R302,795 in 2024

Base Salary
R41k - R997k
R10k - R185k
Profit Sharing
R4k - R151k
Total Pay
R60k - R1m
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What Do Corporate Lawyers Do?

Corporate Lawyer Tasks
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
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FAQs About Corporate Lawyers

What is the highest pay for Corporate Lawyers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Corporate Lawyer is ZAR 997k / year

What is the lowest pay for Corporate Lawyers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Corporate Lawyer is ZAR 41k / year

How can Corporate Lawyers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Corporate Lawyer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Corporate Lawyer that oversees more junior Corporate Lawyers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.