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Lawyer Salaries Canada

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Quebec (Montreal) Salaries
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British Columbia (Vancouver) Salaries
Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton) Salaries


Average Salaries in Toronto (Private Practice)

Source: Zsa, Canada's Legal Recruitment Firm

Experience Large
1st year
$90 - $105k
2nd year
$100 - $115k
3rd year
$130 - $150k
4th year
$150 - $170k
5th year
$150 - $170
6th year
$175 - $190k
7th year
$215k
Annual Bonus
0 - 30%


Robert Half Legal - Salary Guide - Details starting salary ranges for professionals throughout the legal field.

The Lawyers Weekly - Salaries to rise in 2011.

Department of Justice Canada - Salary and Benefits - There are six distinct salary levels within the Law Group pay category and various benefits for lawyers working in the public domain.

LEXPERT - Canada's Largest Law Firms - 30 Largest in Canada (2012), Toronto: The 20 Largest Law Firms, Ottawa: The 10 Largest Law Firms, Montreal: The 15 Largest Law Firms, Vancouver: The 10 Largest Law Firms

 

Canadian Lawyer Potential Earnings | Salaries Offered by Law Firms across Canada


Canadian Lawyer Potential Earnings:

source: canadianlawyermag.com

 

More than 600 lawyers in Canada responded to a 2010 Canadian Lawyer's legal fees survey.

  • $337/hour. Average hourly rate for lawyers with 10 years of experience in Western Canada.

  2009 2005 2000
National $185 $250 $317
Atlantic-Quebec Region $170 $224 $271
Ontario $203 $258 $333
Western Region $178 $263 $327
1-4 lawyers in firm $201 $239 $294
5-25 lawyers in firm $173 $250 $328
26+ lawyers in firm $186 $263 $359


More than 400 law firms/departments in Canada responded to a 2010 Canadian Lawyer's compensation survey.

Associate Compensation (NATIONAL) - sample size: 165


Year of call Median Lowest Highest
2009 $62,000 $24,000 $125,000
2008 $69,600 $26,000 $110,000
2007 $80,000 $27,000 $125,000
2006 $85,000 $40,000 $250,000
2005 $90,000 $53,000 $150,000
2004 $92,500 $50,000 $185,000
2003 $100,000 $70,000 $205,000
2002 and before $100,000 $45,000 $350,000



In-house Counsel Average Compensation (NATIONAL) - sample size: 121

Year of call Median Lowest Highest
2009 $85,000 $40,000 $110,000
2008 $80,000 $46,000 $145,000
2007 $85,000 $58,000 $108,000
2006 $90,000 $60,000 $143,000
2005 $95,000 $60,400 $155,000
2004 $110,000 $60,700 $151,500
2003 $100,000 $61,200 $250,000
2002 $110,000 $62,000 $225,000
2001 $120,000 $62,000 $200,000
2000 and before $140,000 $80,000 $275,000

 

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Salaries Offered by Law Firms Across Canada

source: infirmation.com

 

Some prominent law firms in Toronto and their salaries.

Law Firm 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th Year 6th Year 7th Year
Baker & McKenzie*
$98,000
$100,000
$110,000
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-
-
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Blake, Cassels & Graydon*
$100,000
$105,000
$122,500
$145,000
$170,000
$190,000
$210,000
Davis LLP*
$90,000
-
-
-
-
-
-
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP*
$92,500
$105,000
-
-
-
-
-
Gardiner Roberts LLP*
$80,000
$85,000
-
-
-
-
-
Goodman and Carr
$80,000
$90,000
-
-
-
-
-
Heenan Blaikie
$95,000
$100,000
$110,000
$120,000
$135,000
$145,000
$170,000
Lang Michener*
$90,000
$100,000
$110,000
$120,000
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-
-
Miller Thomson LLP
$95,000
$98,000
$113,000
$118,000
-
$140,000
$145,000
Stockwoods LLP*
-
$130,000
-
-
-
-
-
Thomson, Rogers*
$80,000
-
-
-
-
-
-


* Firms that provide bonuses on top of salary.

Complete Lists including Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver,

 

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US Lawyer Salaries


Law Blog - Lawyer Salary Update: Class Warfare Edition

Infirmation.com - Sortable Employer Comparisons

 

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Accounting Salaries

 

Robert Half - 2010 Salary Guide - Details salary information for the accounting and finance positions.

Lannick - 2012 Finance & Accounting Salaries - The salary guide was developed as an easy-to-use reference when comparing salaries in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

TalentEgg - Average starting salaries for new grad accountants in Canada in 2012.

Careers-in-Accounting - Median entry level salaries in public accounting.

Salary.com - Average salary ranges for jobs in the Accounting category.

Michaelpage.ca - 2006 Finance & Accounting Salary Survey for Toronto.

 

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Consulting Salaries

 

Managementconsulted.com - 2012 Management Consulting Salaries - Undergraduate, MBA, Interns, and More.

 

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Finance Salaries

 

Investment Banking: Salaries - Starting salaries for investment banking positions with a bachelor's degree.

TalentEgg - Average starting salaries for new graduates in financial services jobs.

 

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