The average salary for a Legal Advisor in South Africa is R436,941.
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R219k - R814k
R10k - R120k
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Job Description for Legal Advisor
A legal advisor provides advice to clients on legal issues, documents, and decisions. These advisors usually specialize in a particular area of law, remaining within that field for most or all of their career. Companies principally use legal advisors to prevent and resolve legal disputes between their company and clients or government agencies. Day-to-day duties for a legal advisor include providing advice to the head of their company's legal department, managing internal and external legal re…Read more
Legal Advisor Tasks
- Provide legal advice regarding disputes, preventing litigation, and contractual and regulatory issues to businesses and individuals.
- Negotiate with opposing parties to remedy disputes.
- Analyze and interpret contracts for clients.
Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Advisor
The top respondents for the job title Legal Advisor are from the companies Seesa, Old Mutual South Africa and African Bank. Reported salaries are highest at Sanlam where the average pay is R656,889. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SARS and Old Mutual South Africa, earning around R628,571 and R480,000, respectively. Seesa pays the lowest at around R284,862. African Bank and Mutual and Federal also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R307,236 and R379,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Legal Advisor
Legal Document Review
Skills in Legal Document Review, Contract Negotiation and Contract Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research and Legal Compliance.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Advisor
An entry-level Legal Advisor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R254,341 based on 27 salaries. An early career Legal Advisor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R339,218 based on 306 salaries. A mid-career Legal Advisor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R495,383 based on 245 salaries. An experienced Legal Advisor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R670,911 based on 143 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R750,000.
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