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Corporate In-house earnings 2015

26 September 2016

The earnings figures provided in this factsheet are based on a sample of 232 individuals working in commerce and industry who participated in the Law Society's 2015 PC Holder Survey.

This consisted of solicitors who: provided earnings data, were working full-time, and were on a permanent contract at that time.

  • The average median earnings across commerce and industry solicitors in 2015 was £87,000.
  • Average median earnings for in-house male solicitors were £100,000.
  • Average median earnings for in-house female solicitors were £75,000.
  • Average earnings were highest for solicitors working for employers in finance and business.
  • Across all commerce and industry solicitors, average earnings were highest in Greater London (£100,000) and lowest in the North (£60,000).
  • Generally, higher levels of post qualification experience (PQE) and years tenure within an organisation were associated with higher median earnings.
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