Barrister Salary in Ireland

€63,438
per year
per month
€5,290
per month
per year

Barrister - Average Salary in Ireland

The average salary for a Barrister is €63,438 gross per year (€5,290 gross per month), which is 44% higher than the national average salary in Ireland.
Pay Scale: a Barrister can expect an average starting salary of €35,000. The highest salaries can exceed €280,000.
€35,000
Low
€63,438
Average
€280,000
High
€2,920
Low
€5,290
Average
€23,330
High

Barrister Salary Range

Low
€35,000
Average
€63,438
Senior
€75,900
High
€280,000
Low
€2,920
Average
€5,290
Senior
€6,330
High
€23,330
Among practising Barristers in the Republic of Ireland, Newly Qualified Barristers and Junior Counsels tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Barristers or Barristers named as Senior Counsels at the Bar enjoy the highest salaries.

Barrister - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Barrister€76K/year
+19% 
Junior Barrister€37K/year
 -42%

Barrister - Pay by Experience Level in Ireland

An Entry Level Barrister with less than three years of experience can expect to earn €37,000 gross per year on average. A mid career Barrister with 4-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of €60,000, while a Senior Barrister with 10-20 years of experience makes on average €75,000. Barristers with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than €110,000.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Barrister

Late Career▲ +73%
Senior▲ +18%
Average Salary€63,438/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -42%

Gender Breakdown

Female
40%
Male
60%

Barrister - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on salary data collected from Barrister jobs published on Jobted Ireland in the last 12 months and on public data sources (eg. Civil Service salary scales, HSE salary scales).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Barrister

How much does a Barrister make in Ireland?
A Barrister in Ireland earns an average of €63,438 gross per year, which is about €5,290 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Barrister updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Barrister in Ireland?
The starting salary of a Barrister in Ireland is around €35,000 gross per year. Newly Qualified Barristers and Junior Counsels usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Barrister in Ireland?
The highest salary of a Barrister in Ireland can reach and exceed €280,000 gross per year. Barristers or Barristers named as Senior Counsels at the Bar usually have the highest salaries.
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