Average Criminal Defense Lawyer Salary in Canada

C$69,951
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$5,087
Bonus
C$30,968
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Canada is C$69,951.
10%
C$46k
MEDIAN
C$70k
90%
C$158k
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Salary
C$46k - C$158k
Bonus
C$100 - C$50k
Profit Sharing
C$5k - C$61k
Total Pay
C$48k - C$182k

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Job Description for Criminal Defense Lawyer

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.

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Popular Skills for Criminal Defense Lawyer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Criminal Defense Lawyer

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$54,438 based on 9 salaries. An early career Criminal Defense Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,506 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Criminal Defense Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$90,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$114,783 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$117,000.
Employees with Criminal Defense Lawyer in their job title in London, Ontario earn an average of 25.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (23.6% more) and Calgary, Alberta (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (41.8% less), Ottawa, Ontario (21.4% less) and Edmonton, Alberta (12.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 116 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.8%
Early Career
52.6%
Mid Career
13.8%
Experienced
12.1%
Late Career
13.8%

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