Solicitor Salary

The average salary for a Solicitor in the UK is:


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Solicitor Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £35,363.

The average salary in 2009 was £39,334, based on 474 respondents (a difference of 11% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £43,032, based on 580 respondents (a difference of 9% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £40,257, based on 402 respondents (a difference of -6% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £41,580, based on 211 respondents (a difference of 3% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Solicitor based on all salary survey responses is: £35,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Solicitor is £20.64.

Assorted Solicitor Salary Information

£30,000North West19-March-19
£32,000South East18-September-17
£32,000Yorkshire and North East10-August-17
£38,000Yorkshire and North East14-March-17
£32,000South East7-December-16
£35,000North West12-May-16
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
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Solicitor Salary By UK Region

£33,368North West
£32,670Yorkshire and North East
£35,728South East
£36,797East of England
£30,059Northern Ireland
£39,091South West

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Solicitor, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £30,961 for a worker in their 20s, £40,456 (30s), £47,886 (40s) and £47,886 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Solicitor is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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