ALPMA/McLeod Duminy 2016 NZ Legal Industry Salary Survey

For the second year running we have been closely involved in supporting this survey and this year we thought that we might as well share the salary information that was gathered.

There is always plenty of talk about salaries throughout the year and a handful of New Zealand-based surveys presenting information. This differs from a number of the others because the information comes directly from the firms rather than a cross-section of candidates – straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak.

Other findings that might be of interest included:

  • 76% of firms pay a bonus, the majority (56%) being based only on individual performance;
  • 87% of firms intend to hire lawyers this year and they anticipate 65% of that recruitment will be growth; and
  • 99% of firms intend to raise salaries and 87% of those will be at CPI or above.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this information or your own situation.