The average salary for an Attorney / Lawyer is C$74,857 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

C$46,936 - C$124,436
C$47K
C$73K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$73,039
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50%
90%
C$12.16 - C$204
C$12
C$40
C$200
MEDIAN: C$40.00
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$142K
Salary C$46,936 - C$124,436
Bonus C$509 - C$19,917
Profit Sharing C$48.48 - C$51,823
Commission C$1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$46,342 - C$142,143
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 7 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 569
Hourly Data C$0C$244
Hourly Rate C$12.16 - C$204
Overtime C$0.00 - C$245
Annual Data C$0C$142K
Bonus C$509 - C$19,917
Commission C$1,000
Profit Sharing C$48.48 - C$51,823
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$46,342 - C$142,143
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 7 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer

Attorneys apply the law to specific situations and advise their clients on a course of action based on legal rights and responsibilities. Some attorneys work in the business world, providing counsel to corporate clients on business transactions. Other attorneys work with persons in the legal system, advocating on their behalf and representing them in court actions.

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Attorney / Lawyer 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.
  • 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.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.

Common Career Paths for Attorney / Lawyer


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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

Pay by Experience for an Attorney / Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$69,000 based on 264 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Attorney / Lawyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$102,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$122,000 based on 43 salaries. An Attorney / Lawyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$121,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

32%

17%

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12%

11%

-6%

-20%

-20%

-33%

National Average: C$74,596

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Attorney / Lawyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Attorney / Lawyer?

Attorney / Lawyer in Barrie:
"Satisfying."
Pros: Helping people, growing in my skills and intellect,
Cons: The pressure and deadlines can be stressful.

Attorney / Lawyer in Winnipeg:
"This is where I answer the question."
Pros: This is where I am supposed to give my reasons while they collect information.
Cons: This is another place where they get me to provide them information for free.

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Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

▲63%

▲62%

▲36%

National Average
C$75,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

▲14%

National Average
C$75,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 31%