Lawyers in Australia, South Africa, and India experience a sharp increase in salary from entry-level to experienced professionals. Respectively, this ranges from 78%, 172%, and 126%. The United Kingdom and New Zealand see a more modest salary increase based on experience. In New Zealand, the salary goes from 8% below the median to 13% above for more experienced professionals. In the United Kingdom, the salary is 22% below for entry level and 35% above the median for experienced. The United States sees a sharp growth between mid-career and late-career lawyers from 14% above the median to 62% above.
Average Salary of Lawyer Jobs
While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $141,500 and as low as $15,000, the majority of Lawyer salaries currently range between $59,500 (25th percentile) to $95,000 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Lawyer varies little (about $35,500), which suggests that regardless of location, there are not many opportunities for increased pay or advancement, even with several years of experience.
Financial services, e-commerce, communications and organisations in the industrial space, in particular, are likely to increase their contingent headcount going forward. At the same time, regulatory changes and compliance will continue to play an important role in interim and contract work as organisations strive to adhere to relevant laws and changing regulatory expectations. Acquiring a steady supply of appropriate contracting candidates will continue to be a challenge for hiring managers, and organisations may have to extend their search into other markets to source high-quality talent with the right technical skills and backgrounds.