How much are lawyers really paid?
Law graduates can expect to earn £54,000 when they walk into their first job and most will see their pay rise by a staggering £25,000 every five years. This starting salary is double the national average wage of around £27,000. A study of 400 UK lawyers found that on average the job pays £54,000 for the first five years, rising to £76,000 for those with five to 10 years of experience. Lawyers who have been practising for between 10 and 15 years can expect to earn £100,000, while those with more than 15 years can command £181,000 a year.
This article was published in The Telegraph, 23rd April 2015