Lawyer Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for lawyers and solicitors is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) for lawyers and solicitors is 271311.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are solicitor, lawyer, commercial and corporate lawyer and family lawyer.
This occupation is currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings across all occupations in mid-2018 were $1,586, giving an annual income of approximately $82,472. This was 2.6% higher than in mid-2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 820 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a lawyer was $105,527 per annum in Australia.
Lawyer Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Property Lawyer||140,000+||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Workers Compensation Lawyer||100,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Corporate & Commercial IT Lawyer||115,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Senior Lawyer / Lawyer||65,000 – 85,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Commercial Litigation Lawyer (Insolvency)||up to 115,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Employment Lawyer / Junior to 5th Year||80,000 -120,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Lawyer/Senior Lawyer (1-8 PAE) – Employment and Workplace Relations||90,000 – 145,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Senior Lawyer / Commercial||up to 118,000||Canberra, ACT|
|Corporate Lawyer 1-4 Years||85,000 – 130,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Energy and Resources Lawyer 1-3 Years||75,000 – 100,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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