Average Associate Attorney (Law Firm) Salary in Canada

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The average salary for an Associate Attorney (Law Firm) in Canada is C$72,092.
MEDIAN C$72,092
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C$53k - C$121k
C$2k - C$25k
C$0 - C$15k
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C$55k - C$123k

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Job Description for Associate Attorney (Law Firm)

Associate Attorney (Law Firm) Tasks
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.

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Associate Attorney (Law Firm)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Associate Attorney (Law Firm)

Skills in Legal Document Review and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Litigation Case Management and Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Attorney (Law Firm)

An early career Associate Attorney (Law Firm) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$67,244 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Associate Attorney (Law Firm) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$118,148 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Associate Attorney (Law Firm) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$90,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Associate Attorney (Law Firm) in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Calgary, Alberta (2.9% less).

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