Canadian legal professionals can expect an average pay hike of two per cent next year, according to a projection by Robert Half Legal released yesterday.
Average starting salaries for associates are expected to increase by 1.7 per cent in 2013, the annual salary guide projects. Although salaries vary by region, Ontario’s numbers aren’t much different from the national average, according John Ohnjec, division director of Robert Half Legal.
With a 3.7-per-cent increase in base compensation, licensed lawyers with four to nine years of experience at mid-size law firms will see the biggest boost. The projected raise will bring their salaries to a range $108,000 to $196,500, according to Robert Half Legal.