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Average Criminal Defense Lawyer Salary in Canada

C$72,564
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$5,064
Bonus
C$20,000
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The average salary for a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Canada is C$72,564.
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CA$49k
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CA$73k
90%
CA$143k
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C$49k - C$143k
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C$100 - C$52k
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C$4k - C$31k
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C$50k - C$207k
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What Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Do?

Criminal Defense Lawyer Tasks
  • Present cases in court representing the local, state or federal government.
  • Review reports, evidence, and conduct research.
  • Question witnesses, victims or others involved in the case.

Job Satisfaction for Criminal Defense Lawyer

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What Are Popular Skills for Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Skills in Public Speaking and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Litigation Case Management, Defense Systems and Criminal.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Criminal Defense Lawyers?

An entry-level Criminal Defense Lawyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$55,955 based on 10 salaries. An early career Criminal Defense Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$62,654 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Criminal Defense Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,903 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$110,000 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$120,000.
Employees with Criminal Defense Lawyer in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 79.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, Ontario (17.1% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (17.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (31.1% less) and Calgary, Alberta (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 140 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Early Career
50.7%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
11.4%
Late Career
12.9%

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