Salary Survey

Explore the ZSA Salary Guide for Candidates and Employers

Thanks to our vast network of candidates and clients across Canada, you can stay up to date with the latest salary trends backed by data from thousands of legal job placements. By taking the *Salary Survey, you will gain insider access to our full Salary Guide.

*The information you provide will be kept completely confidential and will be used solely for the purposes of collection of salary data. The information you provide will be reviewed, and information included in ZSA’s Salary Guide will be presented on an anonymous basis.

By accessing ZSA’s Salary Guide, you acknowledge and agree that it is solely for non-commercial use and that the copyright is the exclusive property of ZSA Legal Recruitment Limited. This guide shall not be reproduced or disseminated in any part without ZSA’s written permission.

Salary Information Survey

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Type of Practice

Size of Law Firm

Base Salary

Total Compensation Package Including Bonuses * See note

Years of Experience

  • Who We Are

    Founded in 1997, ZSA Legal Recruitment is Canada's largest national legal recruitment firm specializing in the headhunting, recruitment and placement of lawyers, legal support staff and law firm management.

    ZSA partners with Canadian and international law firms and organizations of all sizes, serving as their ambassador and trusted advisor and spearheading efforts to recruit top legal talent to fulfill their hiring needs. ZSA's experienced team highly-skilled recruiters and headhunters work closely with clients to solve complex talent acquisition challenges by utilizing industry-leading techniques to source, headhunt and proactively search the market for top-notch legal professionals.

    We also work closely with highly qualified legal professionals across Canada, providing collaborative, customized career counseling and leveraging our extensive network of clients to help candidates take the next step in their career and secure their dream job.

    At ZSA, we pride ourselves on unparalleled client service based on responsiveness, candour, and transparency. With offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, we are uniquely positioned to serve the legal recruitment needs of law firms and corporations across Canada and abroad.

    For more insight on compensation trends around the country, please contact a ZSA recruitment consultant.

    Total Compensation packages may include but are not limited to the following:

    Law Firms:

    • Base Salary
    • Signing Bonus
    • Short Term Incentive Plan


    • Base Salary
    • Signing Bonus
    • Short Term Incentive Plan
    • Long Term Incentives(Restricted Stock Units,Options,etc.)
    • Pension/RRSP matching
    • Car allowance/parking


    1050 West Pender Street, Suite 620 Vancouver B.C V6E 3S7

    (604) 681-0706


    (403) 205-3444


    200 University Avenue, Suite 1000 Toronto, ON M5H 3C6

    (416) 368-2051


    1470 Peel St, Suite 726 Montreal, Quebec H3A 1T1

    (514) 228-2880