Average Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) Salary in Canada

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The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) in Canada is C$74,560.
MEDIAN C$74,560
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C$48k - C$132k
C$600 - C$23k
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C$2k - C$26k
C$2k - C$95k
Total Pay
C$48k - C$156k

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Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)

Attorney / Lawyer, (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.

Career Paths

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Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)
General Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)

Skills in Real Estate are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Legal Document Review, Legal Research and Litigation Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm)

An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$57,402 based on 29 salaries. An early career Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$69,755 based on 246 salaries. A mid-career Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$100,618 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$122,449 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$123,493.
Employees with Attorney / Lawyer, (Law Firm) in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 20.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (14.3% more) and Montréal, Québec (12.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hamilton, Ontario (3.9% less).

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