The average pay for a Corporate Lawyer is C$91,562 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$59,324 - C$150,094
C$59K
C$93K
C$150K
MEDIAN: C$93,288
10%
50%
90%
C$11.07 - C$124
C$11
C$50
C$120
MEDIAN: C$50.00
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$165K
Salary C$59,324 - C$150,094
Bonus C$304 - C$30,304
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$49,665
Commission C$11,250
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$59,779 - C$165,813
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 223
Hourly Data C$0C$124
Hourly Rate C$11.07 - C$124
Overtime C$95.00
Annual Data C$0C$165K
Bonus C$304 - C$30,304
Commission C$11,250
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$49,665
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$59,779 - C$165,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Corporate Lawyer

Corporate lawyers are responsible for all aspects of corporate law practice. This includes all legal processes related to the formation, operation, and governance of a corporation or corporation-like entity such as a limited liability company (LLC), partnership, or alliance. The corporate lawyer may be responsible for helping establish a new corporation, which requires filing articles of incorporation and adhering to all relevant federal, state, and local regulations. Once a corporation has been established, corporate lawyers give advice on its business transactions with other entities and provide advice about regulations, licensing of new technologies, and managomg all legal disputes regarding operations. Corporate lawyers are also responsible for providing advice and planning related to corporate mergers, acquisitions, and other large-scale strategic deals.

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Corporate 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.
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Lawyer

Pay by Experience for a Corporate Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$87,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate 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 38 salaries. An experienced Corporate Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$118,000 based on 29 salaries. A Corporate 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$150,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$97,260

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

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Key Stats for Corporate Lawyer

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Corporate Lawyer Salaries

▲54%

▲21%

▲5%

National Average
C$97,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Corporate Lawyer Salaries

National Average
C$97,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%