18 November 2023
The ALPMA Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues survey provides comprehensive, independent data on actual salaries paid for up to 65+ legal, management and support roles at Australian and New Zealand law firms so that you can compare your compensation strategy with like firms. As well as covering the current issues in HR, benefits, bonuses, staffing profiles, salary data, anticipated salary increases and recruitment intentions, this year’s survey was expanded to include more information on bonuses paid and parental leave.
This year, 101 New Zealand law firms from across the country, employing 2,676 people, completed the survey, making it the most comprehensive study of salaries and remuneration at NZ law firms.
As well as covering the current issues in HR, benefits, staffing profiles, salary data, anticipated salary increases and recruitment intentions, this year’s survey was expanded to include valuable information on bonuses paid and parental leave.
Join us for a complimentary interactive seminar reviewing the key findings from the 2018 Salary Survey and what's ahead for the NZ legal employment market, led by Kirsty Spears, Director, McLeod Duminy.
The majority of firms (56 percent) supplement salaries with bonus payments available to staff—15% more firms offer bonuses than last year. For fee-earners, bonuses are calculated on their individual financial performance—usually based on fees they generate for the firm—while bonuses for other staff mainly relate to discretionary individual performance measures.
Most lawyers can expect to receive an additional 5-percent of their base salary in bonuses, senior managers can expect between 3 and 5-percent, while support staff can expect less than 2% of base remuneration from bonus payments.
– 2018 ALPMA/McLeod Duminy New Zealand Salary & HR Issues Survey Report
Firms and Individuals who participate in these surveys receive a complimentary copy of the research report.
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