Table summary

  • Out of graduates from all degree levels in the field of legal studies, 44.0 per cent were male and 55.8 per cent were female.
  • The median age of graduates from all degree levels in the field of legal studies, was 28 years.
  • Overall, 77.9 per cent of graduates from all degree levels in the field of legal studies, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 10.1 per cent in full-time study, 6.7 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 4.7 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of graduates from all degree levels in the field of legal studies who were available for full-time employment, 83.9 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for graduates from all degree levels in the field of legal studies was $66,300.

What are the characteristics of graduates from all degree levels?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: legal studies 905 1,148 2,056
Sex: legal studies (%)~ 44.0 55.8 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 38.3 61.7 100
Median age: graduates from all degree levels (years) 31 27 28
Median age: all fields of education (years) 25 25 25

What are graduates from all degree levels doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 85.0 72.4 77.9
In further full-time study (%) 7.3 12.3 10.1
Part-time or casual employment (%) 3.9 9.0 6.7
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 3.6 5.5 4.7
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: legal studies (%) 87.3 80.9 83.9
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 77.0 75.2 75.9

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Protective Service Workers
2. Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals
3. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals

What are graduates from all degree levels in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: legal studies $68,000 $65,000 $66,300
Median salary: all fields of education $65,000 $58,000 $60,000