2020 Australian ALPMA Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues Survey Report

Released 20 April 2020

The 2020 Australian ALPMA Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues Survey was conducted 27 February through 13 March 2020. 

310 law firms (representing 11,707 staff) participated in our Australian survey making it the most comprehensive, independent HR and remuneration study (including actual salaries paid) within the legal industry.

This 100+ page report includes detailed information on:

  • Employment Profiles at Australian Law Firms
  • Bonuses, Benefits & Incentives
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • HR Issues & Challenges
  • Employment & Salary Projections
  • Salary Data
  • Summary of Salary Movements

COVID-19 Disclaimer

Please note that this research was conducted during the period 27 February to 13 March 2020.

This was prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the subsequent disruption to “business as usual” for law firms in Australia. As such we recognise that the predictions and projections made for the next 12 months reported in this survey may radically differ from the answers we would gather if we were to ask the same questions post the Covid19 Pandemic outbreak in mid-late March 2020.

We stand by this research as being an accurate reflection of views held during February to early March 2020. The results of this survey need to be interpreted and applied with commercial caution, in particular, decisions relating to the performance and culture of your firm.

Thank you to our research Partners

Purchase the report

Given COVID-19 has disrupted "business as usual", ALPMA has discounted the purchase price for the 2020 Reports.

Firms who participated in this survey are provided with a complimentary copy of the final report.

ALPMA Members: $250 (Normally $550)

Non-ALPMA Members:  $750 (Normally $2,200) 

To purchase these reports you must be a friend of ALPMA and have a user account. If you do not have a user account, you can create one for free. Alternatively become an ALPMA Member today and access our member pricing.


 AUD $750.00