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Legal Salary Guide 2021

2nd February 2021

Discover the latest salaries for a range of legal roles including what you could earn as an Associate, Paralegal, Junior Solicitor, Senior Solicitor and Legal Assistant. Salary guides provided by Abacus.

If you are looking for a new job in the Legal sector, then take a look at the salary you could receive for a job in Northern Ireland.

Salary guide for a range of Legal roles

Private Practice:
Qualified Solicitor
Salary
Paralegal/Law Grad£16,000 – £22,000
Exp (Career) Paralegal£25,000 – £30,000
NQS£22,000 – £31,000
PQE 1£24,000 – £32,000
PQE 2£26,000 – £34,000
PQE 3£28,000 – £37,000
PQE 4£30,000 – £40,000
PQE 5£33,000 – £50,000
Associate (5-8 years)£38,000 – £55,000
Senior Associate (7-9 years)£40,000 – £65,000
Salaried Partner£50,000 – £100,000 +
Private Practice:
Support and Non-Qualified
Salary
Paralegal/Law Grad£16,000 – £22,000
Contract/Legal Analyst£17,000 – £23,000
Exp (Career) Paralegal£25,000 – £30,000
Legal Secretary (1-4 years)£16,000 – £28,000
Legal Secretary (5+ years)£24,000 – £32,000
Non Practice & In-HouseSalary
Legal Assistant£16,000 – £22,000
Junior Solicitor (NQ-2)£25,000 – £38,000
Mid-level Solicitor (2-4 years)£32,000 – £45,000
Senior Solicitor (4-7 years)£35,000 – £50,000
Team Leader/Manager (8+ years)£40,000 – £60,000
Legal Director £55,000 – £75,000
Head of Legal/GC£70,000 – £120,000

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