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Salary Survey Information
Legal and Administration

July 2014

  • Human Resources

    LEGAL

       

    Lawyers


     

    Private Practice
    - Boutique Practice


    Salary Range



    0 - 1 year PAE

    $ 55,000 - $ 75,000

     

    1 - 2 years PAE

    $ 70,000 - $ 85,000

     

    2 - 3 years PAE

    $ 75,000 - $ 95,000

     

    3 - 4 years PAE

    $ 82,000 - $105,000

     

    4 - 5 years PAE

    $ 93,000 - $120,000

     

    5 - 6 years PAE

    $ 88,000 - $118,000

     

    SA1

    $110,000 - $124,000

     

    SA2

    $125,000 - $134,000

     

    SA3

    $113,000 - $165,000

     

    SA4 / Special Counsel

    $124,000 - $185,000

     

    Salaried Partner

    $149,000 - $309,000+

     

    Private Practice
    - Mid Tier


    Salary Range



    0 - 1 year PAE

    $ 67,000 - $ 77,000

     

    1 - 2 years PAE

    $ 70,000 - $ 85,000

     

    2 - 3 years PAE

    $ 75,000 - $ 95,000

     

    3 - 4 years PAE

    $ 82,000 - $105,000

     

    4 - 5 years PAE

    $ 93,000 - $120,000

     

    5 - 6 years PAE - not SA

    $103,000 - $125,000

     

    SA1

    $118,000 - $140,000

     

    SA2

    $118,000 - $145,000

     

    SA3

    $125,000 - $165,000

     

    SA4 / Special Counsel

    $155,000 - $227,000

     

    Salaried Partner

    $206,000 +

     

    Private Practice
    - Top Tier


    Salary Range

     

    0 - 1 year PAE

    $ 72,000 - $ 82,000

     

    1 - 2 years PAE

    $ 79,000 - $ 90,000

     

    2 - 3 years PAE

    $ 84,000 - $ 95,000

     

    3 - 4 years PAE

    $ 95,000 - $105,000

     

    4 - 5 years PAE

    $103,000 - $125,000

     

    5 - 6 years PAE - not SA

    $118,000 - $130,000

     

    SA1

    $134,000 - $160,000

     

    SA2

    $139,000 - $165,000

     

    SA3

    $149,000 - $191,000

    SA4 / Special Counsel

    $185,000 - $278,000

     

    Salaried Partner

    $309,000 +

     

    Inhouse


    Salary Range


    0 - 1 year PAE/PAE

    $ 62,000 - $ 77,000

     

    1 - 2 years PAE/PAE

    $ 74,000 - $ 93,000

     

    2 - 3 years PAE/PAE

    $ 88,000 - $108,000

     

    3 - 4 years PAE/PAE

    $ 93,000 - $129,000

     

    4 - 5 years PAE/PAE

    $103,000 - $139,000

     

    5 - 6 years PAE/PAE

    $113,000 - $152,000

     

    6 + years PAE/PAE

    $134,000 - $206,000

     

    Deputy General Counsel

    $165,000 - $247,000

     

    General Counsel

    $196,000 - $309,000+

     
     

    Salaries are inclusive of superannuation.

    TYPICAL BENEFITS

    Vehicle Expenses, Parking, Bonuses, Gym Memberships, Laptops/Mobile Phone, Health Cover, School Fees, Interest Free Loans, Further Education Studies

    Legal Support


    Salary Range

     

    Legal Secretary (up to 2 years)

    $ 40,000 - $ 50,000

     

    Legal Secretary (2 - 4 years)

    $ 40,000 - $ 60,000

     

    Legal Secretary (4 years +)

    $ 45,000 - $ 65,000

     

    Legal Personal Assistant

    $ 55,000 - $ 75,000

     

    Paralegals

    $ 65,000 - $ 95,000

     

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    OFFICE SUPPORT

       

    Secretarial / Team Assistant


    Salary Range

     

    Secretary (12 months +)

    $ 45,000 - $ 55,000

     

    Team Secretary (3 years +)

    $ 50,000 - $ 60,000

     

    Personal Assistant (supporting a number of executives)

    $ 50,000 - $ 70,000

     

    Executive Assistant (One on One))

    $ 65,000 - $ 90,000

     

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    Administration - Accounting


    Salary Range

     

    Team Secretary

    $ 40,000 - $ 55,000

     

    Office/Administration Manager

    $ 50,000 - $ 70,000

     

    Personal Assistant to Partner
    (One on One)

    $ 55,000 - $ 70,000

     

    Personal Assistant to Partners
    (Two or Three)

    $ 55,000 - $ 70,000

     

    Practice Manager

    $ 75,000 - $100,000

     

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    Reception


    Salary Range

     

    Switchboard Operator

    $ 35,000 - $ 50,000

     

    Receptionist (up to 12 months)

    $ 35,000 - $ 40,000

     

    Receptionist (12 months +)

    $ 35,000 - $ 50,000

     

    Receptionist/Administration Assistant (12 mths +)

    $ 38,000 - $ 55,000

     

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    Administration


    Salary Range

     

    Administration Assistant
    (6 - 12 months experience)

    $ 38,000 - $ 45,000

     

    Administration Assistant
    (12 months + experience)

    $ 40,000 - $ 45,000

     

    Project Administration Assistant
    (3 years + experience)

    $ 50,000 - $ 60,000

     

    Project Coordinator

    $ 50,000 - $ 80,000

     

    Office Manager

    $ 50,000 - $ 75,000

     

    Data Entry Operator

    $ 35,000 - $ 42,000

     

    Sales Coordinator

    $ 45,000 - $ 60,000

     

    Records Officer

    $ 35,000 - $ 50,000

     

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    HUMAN RESOURCES


    Salary Range

     
         

    HR Administrator

    $ 50,000 - $ 65,000

     

    HR Advisor

    $ 75,000 - $ 85,000

     

    Senior HR Advisor

    $ 90,000 - $110,000

     

    HR Consultant

    $ 80,000 - $ 90,000

     

    Senior HR Consultant

    $ 90,000 - $110,000

     

    HR Officer

    $ 60,000 - $ 75,000

     

    Senior HR Officer

    $ 75,000 - $ 95,000

     

    HR Business Partner

    $ 90,000 - $140,000

     

    Senior HR Business Partner

    $140,000 - $180,000

     

    HR Manager

    $100,000 - $140,000

     

    Senior HR Manager

    $140,000 - $200,000

     

    HR Director / General Manager HR

    $150,000 - $350,000

     

    Salaries are exclusive of superannuation.

    For further information or advice, either as an employer or employee/job seeker, please contact Elli Papadopoulos on (03) 9826 4133.