27 Jun 2022 law firm salaries | Mid-year review

28 June 2022

Given the sharp increase in salaries since we published our 2021- 2022 salary guide, we thought it timely to provide a mid-year review on salaries in law firms. Our updated data is detailed below.

As you can see, there are increases across all levels with the largest increases occurring at Manager and Senior Manager levels.

Legal – permanent roles

Table notes:

  • All figures are ‘000 and are in AUD.
  • Salary figures represent the total annual salary package (base and superannuation) and exclude bonuses and other financial rewards.
  • Figures and average salary data are based on our salary research and specialised industry knowledge.
  • Role titles and levels differ across every firm.

Sign-on bonuses

As a way to attract and lock in talent, most firms are offering sign-on bonuses to candidates at all levels.

A more detailed salary and trends guide will be provided in 2023, in line with our annual release. 

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