2015 Legal Salary & Benefits Guide

Morgan McKinley 28.01.2015

2015 permanent legal salary trends for a range of professional positions, as well as profiling compensation & benefit packages across a number sectors.

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Typical range of benefits for Legal professionals:

Benefit Type Management Non-Management
Pension 4% - 9% employer contribution4% - 6% employer contribution
Healthcare Usually plan b VHI - full cover for employee and dependents cover inclusive of employee and dependants?Varies can be cover for employee only and in larger firms/companies - employee and dependents
Bonus up to 20%up to 10%
Annual Leave 25 - 30 days22 - 28days
Life Assurance 3 times basic salary - 4 times basic salary2 times basic salary - 4 times basic salary
Other onsite canteen, travel tax scheme etc

In-House Legal Salaries

RoleYears ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Head of Legal5+100,000 - 300,000100,000 - 250,000100,000 - 220,000100,000 - 220,000
Senior Transactional Lawyer5+80,000 - 150,00080,000 - 130,00080,000 - 120,00080,000 - 120,000
Legal Advisor1 - 345,000 - 60,00040,000 - 55,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,000
3 - 560,000 - 75,00055,000 - 72,00050,000 - 70,00050,000 - 70,000
Newly Qualified Solicitor0 - 345,000 - 55,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 48,00040,000 - 48,000
Legal Executive3 - 532,000 - 40,00030,000 - 38,00028,000 - 37,00028,000 - 37,000

Legal in Private Practice Salaries

RoleYears ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Solicitor1 - 350,000 - 65,00045,000 - 60,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,000
3 - 565,000 - 80,00060,000 - 75,00050,000 - 70,00050,000 - 70,000
5+80,000 - 100,00075,000 - 100,00070,000 - 90,00070,000 - 90,000
Newly Qualified Solicitor0 - 345,000 - 55,00042,000 - 52,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,000
Company Secretary1 - 240,000 - 50,00035,000 - 45,00032,000 - 42,00032,000 - 42,000
2 - 450,000 - 55,00045,000 - 50,00042,000 - 50,00042,000 - 50,000
Legal Executive3 - 533,000 - 43,00030,000 - 40,00030,000 - 38,00030,000 - 38,000
Company Secretary Trainee0 - 328,000 - 32,00025,000 - 30,00025,000 - 29,00025,000 - 29,000

Legal Support Salaries

RoleYears ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Legal Secretary0 - 322,000 - 30,00020,000 - 25,00020,000 - 27,00020,000 - 26,000
3 - 530,000 - 35,00025,000 - 32,00027,000 - 32,00026,000 - 30,000
5+35,000 - 40,00032,000 - 36,00032,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,000
Legal Executive0 - 325,000 - 30,00022,000 - 26,00022,000 - 26,00022,000 - 26,000
3 - 530,000 - 40,00026,000 - 35,00026,000 - 35,00026,000 - 35,000
5+40,000 - 50,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
Paralegal0 - 322,000 - 28,00021,000 - 26,00021,000 - 26,00021,000 - 26,000
3 - 528,000 - 40,00026,000 - 36,00026,000 - 35,00026,000 - 35,000
5+40,000 - 50,00036,000 - 48,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,000
Legal Secretary0 - 310 - 1410 - 148 - 128 - 12
3 - 514 - 1614 - 1612 - 1512 - 15
5+16 - 2116 - 2015 - 2015 - 20

*Figures shown reflect base salaries quoted in hourly rates

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