Average Criminal Defense Lawyer Salary in South Africa

R273,410
Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
10%
ZAR 10k
MEDIAN
ZAR 273k
90%
ZAR 966k

The average salary for a Criminal Defense Lawyer is R273,410

Base Salary
R10k - R966k
Bonus
R507 - R58k
Profit Sharing
R1k - R81k
Total Pay
R19k - R5m
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What Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Do?

Criminal Defense Lawyer Tasks
  • Present cases in court representing the local, state or federal government.
  • Review reports, evidence, and conduct research.
  • Question witnesses, victims or others involved in the case.
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FAQs About Criminal Defense Lawyers

What is the highest pay for Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Criminal Defense Lawyer is ZAR 966k / year

What is the lowest pay for Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Criminal Defense Lawyer is ZAR 10k / year

How can Criminal Defense Lawyers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Criminal Defense 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 Criminal Defense Lawyer that oversees more junior Criminal Defense Lawyers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.