LAWYER SALARY IN CANADA

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Average gross salary for Lawyer GROSS SALARY
CA$ 118,189
Average gorss salary (USD) for Lawyer GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 107,200
Average net salary for Lawyer NET SALARY
CA$ 77,262
The most typical salary for Lawyer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
CA$ 80,400
  Updated: 14 Oct 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 34%
  Salary entries: 37

Average salary for Lawyer in Canada is CA$ 118,189.

Average take home earning is CA$ 77,262 (Net).

The most typical salary is CA$ 80,400 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
14 % CA$ 314,000
16 % CA$ 200,000
22 % CA$ 172,500
73 % CA$ 74,000
81 % CA$ 50,500
92 % CA$ 41,250
100 % CA$ 33,666
City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Toronto CA$ 114,600 US$ 101,431 15
Vancouver, Canada CA$ 179,333 US$ 161,729 06
Calgary CA$ 89,500 US$ 83,336 04
Montreal CA$ 126,000 US$ 108,862 03
Edmonton CA$ 108,000 US$ 108,754 03
Ottawa CA$ 83,000 US$ 83,859 02
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   LAWYER   CANADA

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 270,858 CA$ 314,000
05
205K US$ 152,860 CA$ 200,000
01
175K US$ 151,810 CA$ 172,500
02
165K US$ 144,492 CA$ 160,000
01
135K US$ 137,824 CA$ 136,000
01
115K US$ 116,543 CA$ 115,000
02
105K US$ 101,374 CA$ 103,000
04
95K US$ 90,572 CA$ 95,000
02
75K US$ 72,472 CA$ 74,000
04
85K US$ 70,916 CA$ 80,400
05
65K US$ 52,052 CA$ 65,000
01
55K US$ 50,923 CA$ 50,500
02
45K US$ 38,312 CA$ 41,250
04
35K US$ 33,989 CA$ 33,666
03

  SALARY BY GENDER   LAWYER   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 130,325 CA$ 146,562 16
Women US$ 100,997 CA$ 121,000 08
N/A US$ 82,556 CA$ 81,538 13

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   LAWYER   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 56,206 CA$ 66,333 03
Masters Degree US$ 137,746 CA$ 147,928 14
Bachelors Degree US$ 102,578 CA$ 114,764 17
Some College US$ 61,144 CA$ 80,000 01
High School US$ 32,429 CA$ 32,000 01
Bellow H. School US$ 31,936 CA$ 40,000 01

Lawyer workers holding Masters Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in Canada. With an earned Masters Degree, they grosses CA$ 147,928. While Lawyer workers with Bellow H. School education earn the least, with an average gross income of CA$ 40,000. This is 331.32% lower of what Masters Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   LAWYER   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 278,158 CA$ 325,000 02
16-20 Years US$ 222,906 CA$ 242,500 04
12-16 Years US$ 135,742 CA$ 150,333 03
8-12 Years US$ 109,912 CA$ 113,250 04
4-8 Years US$ 135,562 CA$ 166,666 03
2-4 Years US$ 61,664 CA$ 71,142 07
1-2 Years US$ 68,416 CA$ 70,000 08
0-1 Year US$ 47,652 CA$ 48,500 06

Lawyer workers in Canada with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 20+ Years of experience earn a gross average of CA$ 325,000 compared to CA$ 48,500 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 20+ Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 483.73%.


  SALARY BY AGE   LAWYER   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
51-56 US$ 240,238 CA$ 300,000 01
45-50 US$ 232,066 CA$ 242,500 04
39-44 US$ 152,200 CA$ 187,200 05
33-38 US$ 86,810 CA$ 86,500 02
27-32 US$ 75,479 CA$ 87,857 07
22-26 US$ 57,440 CA$ 69,750 04
Less US$ 31,936 CA$ 40,000 01
N/A US$ 82,556 CA$ 81,538 13
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   LAWYER   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 114,342 CA$ 123,785 28
Contract US$ 67,058 CA$ 77,833 06
Self Employed US$ 120,827 CA$ 146,666 03
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  SALARY BY CITY   LAWYER   CANADA

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Vancouver, Canada Lawyer in Vancouver, Canada US$ 161,729 CA$ 179,333 06
2. Montreal Lawyer in Montreal US$ 108,862 CA$ 126,000 03
3. Toronto Lawyer in Toronto US$ 101,431 CA$ 114,600 15
4. Edmonton Lawyer in Edmonton US$ 108,754 CA$ 108,000 03
5. Calgary Lawyer in Calgary US$ 83,336 CA$ 89,500 04
6. Ottawa Lawyer in Ottawa US$ 83,859 CA$ 83,000 02

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    LAWYER

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United States United States Lawyer US$ 116,425 US$ 116,425 162
2. Canada Canada US$ 107,200 CA$ 118,189 37
3. United Kingdom United Kingdom Lawyer in United Kingdom US$ 92,035 GBP 61,734 41
4. Australia Australia Lawyer in Australia US$ 86,386 AU$ 102,880 25
5. China China Lawyer in China US$ 54,370 CNY 356,286 13
6. India India Lawyer in India US$ 42,072 INR 2,678,000 15
7. Russia Russia Lawyer in Russia US$ 40,320 RUB 1,749,333 15

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(5/5)  PARTNER


 Posted: 14 Oct 2020

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


(4/5)  PARTNER


 Posted: 05 May 2020

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


(3/5)  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


(2/5)  LAWYER


 Posted: 17 Jun 2019

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


(1/5)  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


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