Average Paralegal Salary / Wages
Salary and wage information for paralegal 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 Codes (ANZSCO) are 599112 for legal executives, 599111 for conveyancers and 521212 for legal secretaries.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are legal executive, legal secretary, conveyancer, paralegal and settlement agent.
Legal executives and conveyancers are currently on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List.
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 150 salaries, estimated that the average salary for paralegal work was around $70,500 per annum in Australia.
Paralegal Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Property Paralegal||90,000 – 110,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Paralegal – Insurance / Litigation||80,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Legal Secretary /Paralegal (Personal Injury)||45,000 – 80,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|APS 6 – Assistant Legal Officer||80,000 -85,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Legal Officer APS 6||80,000 – 89,000||Canberra, ACT|
|Law Clerk / Level 2, PSGO CSA GA||61,000 – 66,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Paralegal Family Law – 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday||45,000 – 55,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Junior Paralegal||45,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Paralegal – Conveyancing / Leasing||60,000 – 65,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Banking and Finance Paralegal – National Law Firm||55,000 – 65,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
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