Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues Survey

The ALPMA Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues Survey provides a comprehensive, independent review of salaries paid for up to 65+ legal, management and support roles at Australian and New Zealand law firms so you can compare compensation strategies with like firms.

The 2018 Australian Survey is NOW OPEN to all law firms. Participation is free.

The 2018 New Zealand Survey is now closed. The report will be sent to participants by 26 March 2018 and will be available for purchase from this date by non-participants.

Everyone who completes the survey receives a complimentary copy of the Australian or New Zealand research report. This report costs $550 for non-participating ALPMA members, or $2,200 for non-members (including GST) and includes:

  • Details of salaries paid for up to 65+ legal, managerial and administrative positions at law firms across Australia and New Zealand - broken down by location and size of firm
  • Salary data for fee earners by area of practice (Australian survey)
  • information on employments benefits and bonuses, including bonus types and bonuses paid by role
  • the staffing mix of part-time, contract, casual and full-time workers employed at law firms
  • key staffing ratios to measure firm productivity and performance
  • anticipated salary increases and law firm recruitment intentions for the next 12 months
  • the key HR issues and challenges facing law firms in 2018
  • diversity and inclusion perceptions, programs and plans.
  • Information on parental leave entitlements.

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Survey Matters has been engaged to conduct the survey on behalf of ALPMA, to ensure independence and confidentiality of data. Survey Matters is a member of the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS) and is bound by the AMSRS Code of Professional Behaviour and the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988.

All data submitted to this survey will be held as strictly confidential and used for the sole purpose of compiling the survey report for participating firms. Individual responses will not be identified; the information you provide will be consolidated with that provided by other industry participants and provided to ALPMA in aggregate only. All data you provide will be de-identified immediately following the provision of results to ALPMA.

2018 ALPMA Australian Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues Survey - Now Open

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2018 ALPMA/McLeod Duminy New Zealand Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues Survey - Closed

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Previous Surveys

ALPMA has conducted the salary survey for more than six years. The results provide valuable insights and indpendent data on salaries and compensation at  Australian and New Zealand law firms.

Read the 2017 Australian results media release

Read the 2017 New Zealand Results media release

See the research infographics

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