Legal Salary Statistics from Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore

ALB recently featured an article comparing the salaries from several reliable recruitment companies to provide an overall view of legal market salaries for private practice lawyers of PQE 1-6 across the Asia-Pacific region.Very interesting results, especially where the Singapore international law firms seem to be paying very high relatively. For example, 3 years PQE is drawing an average of S$165,000, which is more than S$13,000 per month!

I have extracted some of the tables from the article:

Australia (Sydney – top tier only) (AU$)

Qualification ALB average
1 year PQE 73,833
2 years PQE 85,750
3 years PQE 97,833
4 years PQE 114,833
5 years PQE 129,583
6 years PQE 157,500

Hong Kong / China (HK$)


Qualification ALB average
1 year PQE 845,847
2 years PQE 926,114
3 years PQE 1,000,714
4 years PQE 1,109,357
5 years PQE 1,183,500
6 years PQE 1,270,229

 

(international firm salaries – not local)

Singapore (S$)


Qualification ALB average
1 year PQE 141,375
2 years PQE 152,000
3 years PQE 165,125
4 years PQE 228,125
5 years PQE 244,375
6 years PQE 256,875

 

(international firm salaries – not local)

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