LAW SALARY IN CANADA

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Average gross salary for Law GROSS SALARY
CA$ 100,125
Average gorss salary (USD) for Law GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 91,956
Average net salary for Law NET SALARY
CA$ 67,466
The most typical salary for Law MOST TYPICAL GROSS
CA$ 41,727
  Updated: 14 Oct 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 32%
  Salary entries: 92

Average salary for Law in Canada is CA$ 100,125.

Average take home earning is CA$ 67,466 (Net).

The most typical salary is CA$ 41,727 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
10 % CA$ 287,237
12 % CA$ 200,000
21 % CA$ 150,000
50 % CA$ 81,400
85 % CA$ 41,727
96 % CA$ 34,222
100 % CA$ 26,380
Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Lawyer CA$ 118,189 US$ 107,200 37
Paralegal CA$ 55,716 US$ 53,075 12
Legal Secretary CA$ 35,974 US$ 34,422 10
Corporate Counsel Lawyer CA$ 104,600 US$ 95,688 05
Private Practice Lawyer CA$ 181,250 US$ 176,860 04
Government Counsel Lawyer CA$ 146,521 US$ 128,708 03
Law Firm Administrator CA$ 53,666 US$ 47,663 03
Judge CA$ 277,566 US$ 279,963 02
Paralegal Manager CA$ 86,000 US$ 76,864 02
Court Administrator CA$ 67,000 US$ 67,231 01
City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Toronto CA$ 90,130 US$ 80,312 31
Vancouver, Canada CA$ 116,120 US$ 106,684 15
Montreal CA$ 106,774 US$ 97,992 11
Calgary CA$ 111,333 US$ 106,188 08
Ottawa CA$ 143,022 US$ 135,563 06
Edmonton CA$ 86,600 US$ 87,127 05
Winnipeg CA$ 76,800 US$ 68,629 04
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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 256,056 CA$ 287,237
09
205K US$ 177,771 CA$ 200,000
02
185K US$ 175,199 CA$ 184,000
02
165K US$ 157,320 CA$ 164,782
02
155K US$ 150,516 CA$ 150,000
01
175K US$ 146,585 CA$ 171,666
03
135K US$ 137,824 CA$ 136,000
01
115K US$ 116,543 CA$ 115,000
02
145K US$ 116,115 CA$ 145,000
01
125K US$ 113,000 CA$ 125,273
02
105K US$ 97,067 CA$ 102,400
05
95K US$ 85,019 CA$ 94,000
06
85K US$ 73,418 CA$ 81,400
10
75K US$ 69,383 CA$ 73,500
06
65K US$ 59,030 CA$ 63,187
08
55K US$ 48,694 CA$ 51,300
07
45K US$ 39,250 CA$ 41,727
11
35K US$ 33,407 CA$ 34,222
10
25K US$ 26,673 CA$ 26,380
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  SALARY BY GENDER   LAW   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 125,075 CA$ 139,637 30
Women US$ 73,782 CA$ 83,854 34
N/A US$ 78,539 CA$ 77,550 28

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   LAW   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 107,960 CA$ 112,166 06
Masters Degree US$ 122,651 CA$ 132,600 30
Bachelors Degree US$ 88,377 CA$ 97,094 37
Some College US$ 47,261 CA$ 53,380 16
High School US$ 37,292 CA$ 37,000 02
Bellow H. School US$ 31,936 CA$ 40,000 01

Law workers holding Masters Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in Canada. With an earned Masters Degree, they grosses CA$ 132,600. While Law workers with Bellow H. School education earn the least, with an average gross income of CA$ 40,000. This is 284.05% lower of what Masters Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   LAW   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 153,981 CA$ 175,919 11
16-20 Years US$ 185,617 CA$ 199,447 07
12-16 Years US$ 132,047 CA$ 141,428 07
8-12 Years US$ 90,884 CA$ 98,747 13
4-8 Years US$ 76,448 CA$ 85,785 14
2-4 Years US$ 61,871 CA$ 67,300 17
1-2 Years US$ 63,879 CA$ 64,732 13
0-1 Year US$ 40,847 CA$ 42,000 10

Law workers in Canada with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 16-20 Years of experience earn a gross average of CA$ 199,447 compared to CA$ 42,000 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 16-20 Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 354.42%.


  SALARY BY AGE   LAW   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
63-68 US$ 111,823 CA$ 140,000 02
57-62 US$ 87,935 CA$ 107,000 02
51-56 US$ 141,186 CA$ 166,886 04
45-50 US$ 205,559 CA$ 213,956 07
39-44 US$ 109,182 CA$ 129,801 13
33-38 US$ 71,422 CA$ 75,576 13
27-32 US$ 72,684 CA$ 81,250 16
22-26 US$ 52,486 CA$ 61,833 06
Less US$ 31,936 CA$ 40,000 01
N/A US$ 78,539 CA$ 77,550 28
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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Judge US$ 279,963 CA$ 277,566 02
2. Private Practice Lawyer US$ 176,860 CA$ 181,250 04
3. Government Counsel Lawyer US$ 128,708 CA$ 146,521 03
4. Lawyer US$ 107,200 CA$ 118,189 37
5. Corporate Counsel Lawyer US$ 95,688 CA$ 104,600 05
6. Other Law Career US$ 78,193 CA$ 89,811 13
7. Paralegal Manager US$ 76,864 CA$ 86,000 02
8. Court Administrator US$ 67,231 CA$ 67,000 01
9. Paralegal US$ 53,075 CA$ 55,716 12
10. Law Firm Administrator US$ 47,663 CA$ 53,666 03
11. Legal Secretary US$ 34,422 CA$ 35,974 10

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In Canada economy, Judge is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of CA$ 277,566. Private Practice Lawyer and Government Counsel Lawyer follow, earning CA$ 181,250 and CA$ 146,521, respectively. Legal Secretary earn a gross annual average of CA$ 35,974, while Law Firm Administrator earn CA$ 53,666. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 713.33%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   LAW   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 91,420 CA$ 98,592 82
Contract US$ 67,058 CA$ 77,833 06
Self Employed US$ 140,290 CA$ 165,000 04
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  SALARY BY CITY   LAW   CANADA

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Ottawa Law in Ottawa US$ 135,563 CA$ 143,022 06
2. Vancouver, Canada Law in Vancouver, Canada US$ 106,684 CA$ 116,120 15
3. Calgary Law in Calgary US$ 106,188 CA$ 111,333 08
4. Montreal Law in Montreal US$ 97,992 CA$ 106,774 11
5. Toronto Law in Toronto US$ 80,312 CA$ 90,130 31
6. Edmonton Law in Edmonton US$ 87,127 CA$ 86,600 05
7. Winnipeg Law in Winnipeg US$ 68,629 CA$ 76,800 04

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    LAW

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United States United States Law US$ 93,833 US$ 93,833 470
2. United Kingdom United Kingdom Law in United Kingdom US$ 93,176 GBP 62,111 79
3. Canada Canada US$ 91,956 CA$ 100,125 92
4. Australia Australia Law in Australia US$ 84,937 AU$ 99,637 51
5. Mexico Mexico Law in Mexico US$ 68,679 MXN 1,125,492 08
6. China China Law in China US$ 57,995 CNY 377,391 31
7. Russia Russia Law in Russia US$ 46,399 RUB 2,020,000 27
8. India India Law in India US$ 33,733 INR 2,115,992 57

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(14/14)  PARTNER


 Posted: 14 Oct 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Civil litigation."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 175,000
US$ 133,035


(13/14)  PARTNER


 Posted: 05 May 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "BCL/LLB, LLM Graduate degree."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 220,000
US$ 167,244


(12/14)  PARALEGAL


 Posted: 31 Mar 2020

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 69,000
US$ 52,454


(11/14)  RESEARCH LAWYER


 Posted: 05 Dec 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "15 Characters are required for this box."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 65,000
US$ 52,052


(10/14)  LEGAL OFFICE MANAGER


 Posted: 13 Nov 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Prepare court documents, contact medical offices, employer, etc. for client records, ensure deadlines for court dates met, communicae with other law offices re documents required, dates, etc., arrange court reporters for meetings, prepare invoices for clients, pay vendors for services and products, month end bank reconciliations, hst reporting and submission, bank deposits,all bookkeeping duties re fees, order office supplies,."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 40,000
US$ 32,032


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(9/14)  LAWYER


 Posted: 17 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "I am a sole practitioner."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 300,000
US$ 240,238


(8/14)  POLICE


 Posted: 10 Jun 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Answering calls for police service."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 125,547
US$ 100,537


(7/14)  PROSECUTOR


 Posted: 07 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Trial prosecutor."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 170,000
US$ 136,135


(6/14)  LEGAL COUNSEL


 Posted: 08 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Corporate legal counsel."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 145,000
US$ 116,115


(5/14)  LAW CLERK


 Posted: 07 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Preparation of court documents, liaise with court staff and opposing counsel, draft letters."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 50,000
US$ 40,040


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(4/14)  PRIVACY MANAGER


 Posted: 02 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Ensuring compliance."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 85,000
US$ 68,068


(3/14)  PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR


 Posted: 24 Nov 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Procurement aka contract coordinator."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 82,000
US$ 65,665


(2/14)  LAWYER


 Posted: 23 Nov 2017

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Represent clients and file motions and attend court."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 200,000
US$ 152,860


(1/14)  STUDENT AT LAW


 Posted: 01 Aug 2017

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Articling student, new brunswick."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 30,000
US$ 22,929


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