ALPMA conducts a range of legal industry research, aligned with our practice management learning and development framework, to help members benchmark their firm against others and understand current legal industry trends, issues, performance and best practice.

The following research opportunities are currently open for participation.


2021 New Zealand HR Issues & Salary Survey

The ALPMA/Fluid Recruitment HR Issues & Salary Survey is now open for participation.


This comprehensive report provides, amongst other things, an independent data review of actual salaries paid for over 55 legal, management and support roles within New Zealand law firms. These salaries are analysed by region and size of firm so that you can directly compare your compensation strategy with like firms.

Participation is free and open to all New Zealand law firms. Firms who participate will receive a free 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 5 February 2021. 

The confidential online survey will take approximately 30 - 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of your firm (and your level of preparation). Start the survey now. 

Need more information? 

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