Australia in-house legal salary guide 2023-2024

The 2023 financial year (FY23) has been somewhat of a roller coaster, and we publish this year’s guide in a very different market compared to 12 months ago when the legal industry was witnessing unprecedented growth in hiring and compensation.

The demand for exceptional talent did not stop over the preceding financial year but a cautious approach to hiring returned to the market throughout the year with interview processes lengthening and business cases scrutinised. The job market has remained strong but as the number of roles reduced, the competition to retain top talent tapered off as the year progressed reducing replacement headcount and has taken further pressure off the market.

Taylor Root’s in-house salary guide provides the legal industry in Australia with a comprehensive analysis benchmarking junior counsel, legal counsel, senior counsel, and general counsel salaries, bonuses and long-term incentives.

What’s included in the report?

The 2023 Taylor Root salary guide has been compiled by our team of legal consultants, with the assistance of our valued candidates and clients, and contains valuable insights into the legal landscape across Australia.

Whether you are an experienced General Counsel looking to benchmark your salary, or a junior lawyer considering your first in-house role, we hope you find the information contained in our salary guide useful. If you require bespoke salary advice or benchmarking for you or your team, please get in touch with one of our specialised in-house legal Taylor Root consultants.

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