Barrister Salary in the UK

£89,400
per year
per month
£5,030
per month
per year
Bonus
£4,900/year
Profit Sharing
£1,870/year
Bonus
£280/month
Profit Sharing
£110/month

Barrister - Average Salary

The average salary for a Barrister is £89,400 gross per year (£5,030 net per month), which is £59,800 (+202%) higher than the UK's national average salary.
A Barrister can expect an average starting salary of £40,300. The highest salaries can exceed £200,000.
£40,300
Low
£89,400
Average salary
£200,000
High
£2,580
Low
£5,030
Average salary
£9,750
High
Total compensation includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
£0
£146,100
£292,100
Base Salary£40,300 - 200,000
Bonus£0 - 53,400
Profit Sharing£0 - 38,700
Total Compensation£40,300 - 292,100
£0
£7,470
£14,930
Base Salary£2,580 - 9,750
Bonus£0 - 3,000
Profit Sharing£0 - 2,180
Total Compensation£2,580 - 14,930

Barrister Salary Range

Trainee
£15,700
Low
£40,300
Average salary
£89,400
Experienced
£132,300
High
£200,000
Trainee
£1,180
Low
£2,580
Average salary
£5,030
Experienced
£6,690
High
£9,750
Among barristers, Pupil Barristers have the lowest salaries, while highly experienced Senior Barristers tend to have the highest salaries.

Barrister - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Barrister£132K/year
+48% 
Commercial Barrister£96K/year
+7% 
Tax Barrister£93K/year
+4% 
Criminal Barrister£86K/year
 -4%
Family Law Barrister£84K/year
 -6%
Junior Barrister£42K/year
 -53%
Barrister Pupillage£16K/year
 -82%

Barrister - Pay by Experience Level

An Entry Level Barrister with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £40,300 gross per year. A mid career Barrister with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £87,600, while an experienced Barrister with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £172,200. Barristers with more than 20 years of experience earn £189,700 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Barrister

Late Career▲ +112%
Experienced▲ +93%
Average Salary£89,400/year
Mid Career▼ -2%
Entry Level▼ -55%

Gender Breakdown

Female
24%
Male
76%

Barrister - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Barrister jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Barrister

How much does a Barrister make in the UK?
A Barrister in the UK earns an average of £89,400 gross per year, which is about £5,030 net per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Barrister updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Barrister in the UK?
The starting salary of a Barrister in the UK is around £40,300 gross per year. Pupil Barristers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Barrister in the UK?
The highest salary of a Barrister in the UK can reach and exceed £200,000 gross per year. Senior Barristers usually have the highest salaries.
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