How much do lawyers really make?


We have analysed salary data from 396 legal profesionnals working in the UK


A steady climb : From qualification to 15 years into the job, salary growth is very steady, with a 25,000 tick up every five years


High note finish : From a pay standpoint, it's all about the final years; unlike many other jobs such as banking, asset management or consultancy which see a mid-career hike


Worth sticking to your books : a degree from a renowned Law school such as Cambridge or LSE push pay up by as much as 25%, even as long as 5-10 years post graduation


Average lawyer salary in the UK

Entry Level 0 to 5 years

Mid-Career 5 to 10 years

Experienced 10 to 15 years

Late Career 15 + years

Salary

54,000

76,000

100,000

181,000





What pay for the top law degrees*?

Best Paying Universities

Salary

Cambridge University

99,000

London School of Economics

94,000

Edinburgh University

93,000

Oxford University

92,000


Best_paying_universities

*5-10 years of experience

 

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