How much does a Lawyer make?

Updated 30 Jul 2021
$86,000 /yr
Average Base Pay

901 salaries

$65K

Low

$86K

Average

$130K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Lawyer is $86,000 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see Lawyer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 901 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lawyer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Attorney$86,000 /yr
L3
Senior Attorney$128,039 /yr
L4
Attorney IVNo Salary Reports
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Attorney

SGD 95,000

per year

General Counsel

$96

per year

Associate Attorney

$42

per year

Associate Lawyer

$42

per year

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Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal
4.5

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal

Lawyer

$92,150

 /yr
Range: $69K - $110K
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$69K

$110K

$68,724 - $109,911 Range

MinterEllison
3.7

MinterEllison

Lawyer

$88,000

 /yr
Range: $64K - $150K

$64K

$150K

$63,758 - $150,000 Range

Australian Securities & Investments Commission
4

$69K

$128K

$69,421 - $128,119 Range

Clayton Utz
3.9

Clayton Utz

Lawyer

$96,747

 /yr
Range: $78K - $190K

$78K

$190K

$78,000 - $190,000 Range

Gilbert + Tobin
4.2

Gilbert + Tobin

Lawyer

$119,159

 /yr
Range: $91K - $165K

$91K

$165K

$91,386 - $165,000 Range

Allens Australia
4.1

Allens Australia

Lawyer

$87,759

 /yr
Range: $68K - $103K

$68K

$103K

$67,755 - $102,543 Range

Ashurst
3.6

Ashurst

Lawyer

$93,500

 /yr
Range: $74K - $130K

$74K

$130K

$74,384 - $130,000 Range

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Mills Oakley Lawyers
3.1

Mills Oakley Lawyers

Lawyer

$78,000

 /yr
Range: $70K - $100K

$70K

$100K

$70,000 - $100,000 Range

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
4.1

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Lawyer

$90,000

 /yr
Range: $75K - $210K

$75K

$210K

$75,000 - $210,000 Range

Sparke Helmore
3.2

Sparke Helmore

Lawyer

$77,349

 /yr
Range: $62K - $103K

$62K

$103K

$62,000 - $102,763 Range

HWL Ebsworth
2.2

HWL Ebsworth

Lawyer

$75,000

 /yr
Range: $65K - $125K

$65K

$125K

$65,000 - $125,000 Range

Maurice Blackburn
4.3

Maurice Blackburn

Lawyer

$110,000

 /yr
Range: $80K - $125K

$80K

$125K

$80,000 - $125,283 Range

Thomson Geer
2.6

Thomson Geer

Lawyer

$86,000

 /yr
Range: $68K - $150K

$68K

$150K

$68,480 - $150,000 Range

Norton Rose Fulbright
3.7

Norton Rose Fulbright

Lawyer

$85,000

 /yr
Range: $80K - $138K

$80K

$138K

$80,000 - $138,141 Range

Hall & Wilcox
4.7

Hall & Wilcox

Lawyer

$78,500

 /yr
Range: $66K - $146K

$66K

$146K

$66,000 - $146,435 Range

Slater + Gordon Australia
3.3

Slater + Gordon Australia

Lawyer

$108,000

 /yr
Range: $94K - $115K

$94K

$115K

$94,322 - $115,000 Range

Maddocks
2.8

Maddocks

Lawyer

$93,000

 /yr
Range: $80K - $96K

$80K

$96K

$80,000 - $96,000 Range

Macpherson Kelley
4.2

Macpherson Kelley

Lawyer

$80,000

 /yr
Range: $65K - $160K

$65K

$160K

$65,000 - $160,000 Range

Herbert Smith Freehills
3.8

Herbert Smith Freehills

Lawyer

$94,643

 /yr
Range: $70K - $235K

$70K

$235K

$70,000 - $235,420 Range

Victoria Legal Aid

Lawyer

$80,478

 /yr
Range: $70K - $100K

$70K

$100K

$70,000 - $100,489 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Lawyer salaries

The national average salary for a a Lawyer is $86,000 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see a Lawyer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 901 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lawyer employees.

The highest salary for a a Lawyer in Australia is $130,000 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Lawyer in Australia is $65,000 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lawyer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$180,000
per year
A Lawyer in the Sydney Area area reported making $180,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A Lawyer in the Melbourne Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$65,000
per year
A Lawyer in the Adelaide Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Adelaide Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$74,000
per year
An Immigration Lawyer in the Sydney Area area reported making $74,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$72,000
per year
A Lawyer/Solicitor in the Adelaide Area area reported making $72,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Adelaide Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$108,000
per year
A Lawyer in the Sydney Area area reported making $108,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public