Like in any other countries the salary is calculated while taking into consideration: years of experience, skills, background and location. The income an Australian lawyer can expect is usually around $100,000/year, but that depends on the city you live in.
For example, in Sydney, for the attorneys with more than 5 years experience in the domain, it ranges from $84,000/year to $121,400/year. However, in Melbourne, the same experience can get you an average of $103,000/year.
But for senior associates things are different, meaning you can earn up to $150,000/year, depending on your location. And for those with high ambitions, partners can make $913,000/year, that can also be different based on your district.