Solicitor Salary in the UK

£55,200
per year
per month
£3,380
per month
per year
Bonus
£2,300/year
Profit Sharing
£2,150/year
Bonus
£140/month
Profit Sharing
£130/month

Solicitor - Average Salary

The average salary for a Solicitor is £55,200 gross per year (£3,380 net per month), which is £25,600 (+86%) higher than the UK's national average salary.
A Solicitor can expect an average starting salary of £34,700. The highest salaries can exceed £140,000.
£34,700
Low
£55,200
Average salary
£140,000
High
£2,260
Low
£3,380
Average salary
£7,060
High
Total compensation includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
£0
£88,600
£177,100
Base Salary£34,700 - 140,000
Bonus£0 - 12,300
Profit Sharing£0 - 24,800
Total Compensation£34,700 - 177,100
£0
£4,670
£9,330
Base Salary£2,260 - 7,060
Bonus£0 - 750
Profit Sharing£0 - 1,520
Total Compensation£2,260 - 9,330

Solicitor Salary Range

Trainee
£18,200
Low
£34,700
Average salary
£55,200
Experienced
£74,500
High
£140,000
Trainee
£1,330
Low
£2,260
Average salary
£3,380
Experienced
£4,310
High
£7,060
Among solicitors, Trainee Solicitors or Newly Qualified/Junior Solicitors have the lowest salaries, while Highly Experienced Solicitors in London tend to have the highest salaries.

Solicitor - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Solicitor£75K/year
+35% 
Commercial Solicitor£59K/year
+6% 
Corporate Solicitor£57K/year
+4% 
Property Solicitor£56K/year
+2% 
Associate Solicitor£51K/year
 -8%
Duty Solicitor£49K/year
 -12%
Criminal Solicitor£48K/year
 -14%
Private Client Solicitor£42K/year
 -24%
Conveyancing Solicitor£38K/year
 -32%
Junior Solicitor£38K/year
 -32%
Newly Qualified Solicitor£35K/year
 -37%
Trainee Solicitor£18K/year
 -67%

Solicitor - Pay by Experience Level

An Entry Level Solicitor with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £34,700 gross per year. A mid career Solicitor with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £47,600, while an experienced Solicitor with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £78,950. Solicitors with more than 20 years of experience earn £98,600 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Solicitor

Late Career▲ +79%
Experienced▲ +43%
Average Salary£55,200/year
Mid Career▼ -14%
Entry Level▼ -37%

Gender Breakdown

Female
43%
Male
57%

Solicitor - Jobs by Location

Solicitor - Related Salaries

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

How much does a Solicitor make in the UK?
A Solicitor in the UK earns an average of £55,200 gross per year, which is about £3,380 net per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Solicitor updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Solicitor in the UK?
The starting salary of a Solicitor in the UK is around £34,700 gross per year. Trainee Solicitors or Newly Qualified/Junior Solicitors usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Solicitor in the UK?
The highest salary of a Solicitor in the UK can reach and exceed £140,000 gross per year. Highly Experienced Solicitors in London usually have the highest salaries.
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