The amount you earn as a solicitor may depend on:
Your salary will depend on the training contract offered by your employer.
There is no fixed amount that your employer must pay you. However, we recommend a minimum of £22,121 in London and £19,619 outside London.
Read our recommendations for a minimum salary for trainee solicitors
In 2018 the average salary (median gross) for solicitors working full-time in private practice was £62,000 each year.
Greater London – £88,000 South of England – £56,000 Midlands and Wales – £46,000 North of England – £43,000
Equity partner – £130,000 Salaried partner – £75,000 Associate solicitor – £65,000
In 2018, 49% of private practitioners working full time received a bonus. The median bonus was £5,000 and the mean was £10,725.
If you do not have a training contract, universities and colleges can charge up to £9,000 each year for courses, not including living expenses.
Numbers of law students and solicitors 2017-18