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Legal Assistant Average Salary in Austria 2020

How much money does a Legal Assistant make in Austria?

Average Monthly Salary
2,140 EUR
( 25,700 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Legal Assistant in Austria typically earns around 2,140 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,070 EUR (lowest) to 3,320 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Legal Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Legal Assistant Salary Distribution in Austria

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Legal Assistant salaries in Austria range from 1,070 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,320 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,140 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Legal Assistant(s) are earning less than 2,140 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,140 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Legal Assistant(s) are earning less than 1,450 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,450 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Legal Assistant(s) are earning less than 2,730 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,730 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Legal Assistant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Austria Legal Assistant
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Legal Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Legal Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,280 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,700 EUR per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,270 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Legal Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,710 EUR per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 2,930 EUR per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 3,140 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Legal Assistant average salary change by experience in Austria

0 - 2 Years
1,280 EUR
2 - 5 Years+32%
1,700 EUR
5 - 10 Years+34%
2,270 EUR
10 - 15 Years+19%
2,710 EUR
15 - 20 Years+8%
2,930 EUR
20+ Years+7%
3,140 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Legal Assistant Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Legal Assistant employees in Austria earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,100 EUR
2,190 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Austria for all Careers

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Legal Assistant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Austria

How much are annual salary increments in Austria for Legal Assistant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant(s) in Austria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Austria / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Austria is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Austria for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Legal Assistant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Austria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Austria Legal Assistant
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A Legal Assistant is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

64% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,640 EUR
Public Sector+7%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Legal Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Austria

12 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Austria is 12 EUR. This means that the average Legal Assistant in Austria earns approximately 12 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Legal Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Legal Assistant and Legal monthly Austria
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The average salary for Legal Assistant is 53% less than that of Legal. Also, Legal salaries are 20% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Arbitrator4,980 EUR+130%
Associate Attorney5,010 EUR+130%
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Bailiff2,300 EUR+7%
Barrister1,990 EUR-7%
Candidate Attorney4,320 EUR+100%
Conciliator3,850 EUR+80%
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Conveyancing Secretary2,010 EUR-6%
Corporate Counsel5,300 EUR+150%
Counsel5,500 EUR+160%
Court Clerk1,770 EUR-17%
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Court Reporter2,900 EUR+35%
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Immigration Executive5,370 EUR+150%
In House Counsel5,470 EUR+160%
Intellectual Property Specialist3,740 EUR+75%
Judge Advocate8,320 EUR+290%
Law Clerk1,810 EUR-15%
Lawyer7,970 EUR+270%
Legal Administrative Assistant1,990 EUR-7%
Legal Advisor4,750 EUR+120%
Legal Assistant2,140 EUR-0%
Legal Associate3,650 EUR+70%
Legal Consultant4,820 EUR+130%
Legal Counsel5,570 EUR+160%
Legal Editor3,560 EUR+66%
Legal Executive6,790 EUR+220%
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Litigation Attorney9,040 EUR+320%
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Magistrate Judge11,800 EUR+450%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dornbirn1,970 EUR
Graz2,290 EUR
Innsbruck2,040 EUR
Klagenfurt2,030 EUR
Linz2,060 EUR
Salzburg2,050 EUR
St. Polten1,990 EUR
Vienna2,300 EUR
Villach2,020 EUR
Wels2,000 EUR
Wiener Neustadt1,770 EUR
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