Lawyer Salary in Canada

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Average gross salary for Lawyer GROSS SALARY
CA$ 113,657
Average gorss salary (USD) for Lawyer GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 104,746
Average net salary for Lawyer NET SALARY
CA$ 74,772
The most typical salary for Lawyer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
CA$ 80,400
  Updated: 05 Dec 2019   Diff. gross vs. net: 34%
  Salary entries: 35

Lawyer Earnings in Canada

Average salary for Lawyer in Canada is CA$ 113,657 (Gross). All data are based on our survey (35 individual salary entries). Average take home earning is CA$ 74,772 (Net). The most typical salary is CA$ 80,400 (Gross).

Earning percentages

Percentage of people earn this salary or more
11 % CA$ 337,500
17 % CA$ 170,000
20 % CA$ 160,000
71 % CA$ 74,000
80 % CA$ 50,500
91 % CA$ 41,250
100 % CA$ 33,666

Earning by cities

City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Toronto CA$ 110,285 US$ 99,174 14
Vancouver, Canada CA$ 179,333 US$ 161,729 06
Calgary CA$ 89,500 US$ 83,336 04
Edmonton CA$ 108,000 US$ 108,754 03
Ottawa CA$ 83,000 US$ 83,859 02
Montreal CA$ 79,000 US$ 79,671 02

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 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

LAWYER


 Posted: 17 Jun 2019

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

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

LAWYER


 Posted: 12 May 2017

Some College, 2-4 years: "I am super smart and i put people in jail for no reason."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 80,000
US$ 61,144

LAWYER


 Posted: 16 Jun 2016

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "I am an associate lawyer with 2 years experience."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 82,000
US$ 59,043

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LAWYER


 Posted: 26 Nov 2015

Bellow H. School, 0-1 year: "Im a lawyer for myself. so i defend myself when i go to court."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 40,000
US$ 31,936

LAWYER


 Posted: 14 Aug 2015

Bachelors Degree education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 350,000
US$ 279,438

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 Posted: 15 Aug 2014

Doctorate Degree education, 1-2 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 78,000
US$ 70,440

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 Posted: 07 Aug 2014

Bachelors Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 80,000
US$ 72,246

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 Posted: 22 Jul 2014

Bachelors Degree education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 100,000
US$ 90,308

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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$ 296,762 CA$ 337,500
04
175K US$ 170,585 CA$ 170,000
01
205K US$ 152,860 CA$ 200,000
01
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$ 127,494 CA$ 139,285 14
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$ 96,236 CA$ 103,733 15
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$ 106,409 CA$ 105,000 01
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$ 156,991 CA$ 190,250 04
33-38 US$ 86,810 CA$ 86,500 02
27-32 US$ 60,185 CA$ 65,833 06
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$ 111,588 CA$ 118,115 26
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. Toronto Lawyer in Toronto US$ 99,174 CA$ 110,285 14
3. Edmonton Lawyer in Edmonton US$ 108,754 CA$ 108,000 03
4. Calgary Lawyer in Calgary US$ 83,336 CA$ 89,500 04
5. Ottawa Lawyer in Ottawa US$ 83,859 CA$ 83,000 02
6. Montreal Lawyer in Montreal US$ 79,671 CA$ 79,000 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$ 115,558 US$ 115,558 154
2. Canada Canada US$ 104,746 CA$ 113,657 35
3. United Kingdom United Kingdom Lawyer in United Kingdom US$ 94,607 GBP 63,243 39
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$ 46,834 INR 2,937,500 12
7. Russia Russia Lawyer in Russia US$ 40,320 RUB 1,749,333 15

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