Average Solicitor Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Solicitor in United Kingdom is £35,972.
MEDIAN £35,972
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£24k - £61k
£408 - £10k
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£509 - £10k
£10 - £15k
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£24k - £62k

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Job Description for Solicitor

Solicitor Tasks
  • Solicit outstanding financial obligations, such as loans, liens, and fees, from borrowers or third parties.
  • Draft legal instruments and reports, such as letters and petitions for payment.
  • Use and update account tracking systems with financial information and workout activity.
  • Assist in reviewing utility accounts, investigating unpaid claims and liens, and developing payment plans.
  • Manage assigned utility accounts, assisting with loss mitigation, negotiating workouts, and collecting paperwork.

Popular Employer Salaries for Solicitor

The top respondents for the job title Solicitor are from the companies Keoghs LLP, Weightmans and Irwin Mitchell. Reported salaries are highest at Pinsent Masons where the average pay is £66,272. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Weightmans, earning around £40,710. Lyons Davidson pays the lowest at around £32,500. Keoghs LLP also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying £37,000.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Solicitor. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Senior Solicitor
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Solicitor

Skills in Commercial, Complex Litigation Case Management and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Family Practice and Litigation Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Solicitor

An entry-level Solicitor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £28,291 based on 349 salaries. An early career Solicitor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £32,750 based on 1,059 salaries. A mid-career Solicitor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £39,399 based on 650 salaries. An experienced Solicitor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £43,660 based on 441 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £47,384.
Employees with Solicitor in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 39.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bristol, England: Bristol (13.8% more) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (19.9% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (4.4% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (3.6% less).

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