Lawyer Salary

The average Lawyer salary in UK is £44,947.48

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Lawyer Job Description Summary

What is a lawyer?

On average lawyers earn around £44,947.48 per year in the UK. The word lawyer is a generalised term for all those who provide legal services such as barristers, solicitors and judges. They specialise in a variety of areas, corporate law, environmental, family, medical, tax law and criminal law just to name a few. 

How to earn more as a lawyer?

To become a lawyer, you must first complete a qualified law degree (LLB) at university or study another subject with a graduate conversion course. It is at this point where you can choose to become a solicitor or barrister. Earnings as a lawyer go hand in hand with successes and/or the wealth of the clients they represent. Corporate lawyers therefore typically earn the most, such as intellectual property lawyers and contract lawyers.

Average Salary: £44,947.48

Min: £23,920.00 Max: £81,750.00

Average Lawyer Salary in UK: £44,947.48

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Salary by Region

Compare Lawyer salaries across different regions

Region Salary
Scotland £42,045.51
Wales £37,700.32
Northern Ireland £43,221.82
East Midlands £36,916.28
Eastern £39,123.01
London £58,106.19
North East £46,281.84
North West £37,570.54
South East £45,455.12
South West £41,041.26
West Midlands £41,609.92
Yorkshire and the Humber £41,535.19