National Legal Remuneration Survey, Australia

With over 50 participating firms across Australia, Mercer’s Australian National Legal Remuneration Survey is the definitive source of benchmarking data for the industry. In such a competitive environment, where firms compete to retain and attract top talent, it’s imperative to stay ahead of how other firms benchmark their lawyers’ salary and benefits.

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The survey is one of the largest collections of legal remuneration data across the nation. With participants ranging from top tier firms to smaller boutique firms, the survey provides empirical data to cater for all types of peer group comparisons.

Through our experience in working with leading local and global organisations, we know that well-designed remuneration plans are more than a set of market-led formulas. It is knowing what other firms are doing and being able to bring that external lens to help design your remuneration frameworks. By joining our survey, you are joining the most comprehensive network of law firms’ remuneration data across the country. You are equipping yourself with the knowledge to confidently back up your remuneration decisions, as well as having a dedicated account manager for you to contact.

Report features:

  • Dashboard-style report showing you how you perform versus the sector
  • Total employment cost (base salary, superannuation)
  • Performance (on-target bonus, performance bonus)
  • Target billable hours
  • Retention bonus
  • Topical issues generated via pulse surveys throughout the year.
  • Benefits and common HR policies within the industry.

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Survey Statistics:
Number of organisations: 59
Number of observations: 26,252

Published: March, October