Last updated: Feb. 4, 2013
Average Salaries in Calgary (Private Practice)
|7th year||180-205 k|
|8th year||200 k+|
|9th year||240 k+|
|Annual Bonus||0-30 %||0-20 %||0-15%|
Average Salaries in Edmonton (Private Practice)
|1st year||40-72 k||36-60 k||30-50 k|
|2nd year||56-82 k||50-75 k||42-63 k|
|3rd year||65-92 k||58-85 k||48-72 k|
|4th year||70-102 k||62-90 k||52-85 k|
|5th year||77-112 k||68-105 k||76-94 k|
|6th year||90-122 k||80-120 k||68-100 k|
Average Salaries (In-House)
|1-2 years||50-72 k|
|3-5 years||70-140 k|
|5-9 years||100-200 k|
|10+ years||170+ k|
* All amounts are given in Canadian Dollars.
In-House: These salaries cannot be categorized as easily due to a variety of factors. These salaries do not include any bonus payments or stock options. Most in-house positions will include benefits and options that on average will increase the “all-in” package by 30% to 50%.
Note: These surveys are based on the salaries of lawyers in private practice working in the downtown core of each respective city. For purposes of these surveys:
Small = law firms of less then 50 lawyers not including boutique law firms.
Medium = law firms of 50 - 125 lawyers including boutique law firms. Large = firms with more than 125 lawyers.