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Here are the typical in-house salaries we see at each level.
|Years of experience||Annual salary inc. super||Typical Bonus|
|1 to 2 years||$90K - $120K||Nil|
|3 to 5 years||$120K - $170K||0 - 5%|
|5 to 8 years||$160K - $200K||5 - 10%|
|8 to 11 years - Senior Legal Counsel||$190K - $230K||5 - 15%|
|12+ as Senior Legal Counsel||$220K - $250K||10 - 20%|
|General Counsel - sole/small team||$240K - $290K||10 - 30%|
|General Counsel - larger team/ASX||$270K - $330K+||10 - 30%|
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Factors that can influence
in-house lawyer salaries
Company size and industry
Larger companies and those in industries with high demand for legal services tend to offer higher salaries.
More senior in-house lawyers, such as General Counsels, tend to earn higher salaries than their junior counterparts
Cost of living and regional demand for legal services can impact in-house lawyer salaries.
Area of expertise
In-house lawyers specialising in high-demand areas like intellectual property or data privacy may command higher salaries.
Company financial performance
Companies that are performing well financially may be able to offer higher salaries to their in-house legal team.
It’s worth noting that in-house lawyer salaries may be more stable and less volatile than those of private practice lawyers, and may also come with different benefits and responsibilities.
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