The annual ALPMA Legal Industry HR Issues & Salary Report provides a comprehensive, independent review of salaries paid for over 70+ and 55+ legal, management and support roles at Australian and New Zealand law firms respectively, broken down by location and firm size so you can compare compensation strategies with like firms.

Every year ALPMA produces an Australian report and a New Zealand report. 

Both surveys also reveal the hottest HR issues and challenges within the Australian and New Zealand legal industries. 

2022 Legal Industry HR Issues & Salary Surveys


OPEN NOW: 2022 New Zealand Legal Industry HR Issues & Salary Survey

Participate before 28 January 2022 and receive a complimentary copy of the final report, worth over $2,200.

How to participate

1. Download the Preparation Checklist and gather information.
Before commencing the online survey, please read the Preparation Checklist and gather your information. This will ensure you have everything you need to participate in the survey at your fingertips.

2. Complete the survey online by 28 January 2022.
The confidential online survey will take approximately 30 - 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of your firm (and your level of preparation).

Join the most comprehensive study of salaries and remuneration within New Zealand law firms

In 2021, 115 New Zealand law firms from across the country, employing 2,992 people, completed the survey, making it the most comprehensive study of salaries and remuneration within New Zealand's legal industry. 

The survey:

  • provides insight into current & future issues in HR;
  • defines staffing profiles & roles (55+ positions);
  • outlines Firm & individual benefits;
  • provides current salary data - from Graduates to Equity Partners (and everything in between);
  • provides insights into anticipated salary increases & bonus structures;
  • outlines recruitment intentions for the coming year;
  • identifies other entitlements on offer at firms; and
  • most importantly allows you to benchmark your firm against 100+ firms across NZ.

The survey closes on 28 January 2022 with the expected report release date of 4 March 2022, ready for Salary Review discussions in the new financial year. Firms who would like a copy of the final report but do not participate will be able to purchase the report for $550 (ALPMA members) or $2,200 (non-members). 

Get the Preparation Checklist and start the survey

Thank you to our 2022 New Zealand Research Partner

Need more information? 

If you have any questions about either survey report or need assistance, please contact Emma Elliott, ALPMA's CEO at or call +61 3 8644 7055.