Average Legal Advisor Salary in South Africa

R436,941
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R31,926
Bonus
R31,742
Commission
R14,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Legal Advisor in South Africa is R436,941.
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R219k
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R437k
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R814k
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MEDIAN R436,941
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Salary
R219k - R814k
Bonus
R10k - R120k
Profit Sharing
R1k - R196k
Commission
R23k - R50k
Total Pay
R225k - R885k

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Job Description for Legal Advisor

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Advisor. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Legal Advisor
Legal Manager
Legal Counsel
Legal Services Head
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Advisor

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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 743 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.6%
Early Career
41.2%
Mid Career
33.0%
Experienced
19.2%
Late Career
3.0%

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