Lawyer Salary in Ireland

€59,200
per year
per month
€4,930
per month
per year

Lawyer - Average Salary in Ireland

The average salary for a Lawyer is €59,200 gross per year (€4,930 gross per month), which is 34% higher than the national average salary in Ireland.
Pay Scale: a Lawyer can expect an average starting salary of €41,570. The highest salaries can exceed €200,000.
€41,570
Low
€59,200
Average
€200,000
High
€3,460
Low
€4,930
Average
€16,670
High

Lawyer Salary Range

Low
€41,570
Average
€59,200
Senior
€77,000
High
€200,000
Low
€3,460
Average
€4,930
Senior
€6,420
High
€16,670
Among Lawyers, Newly Qualified In-House Lawyers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Lawyers who specialise in Financial and Corporate Law, Lawyer-Linguists working for the European institutions or roles like the Head Of Legal enjoy the highest salaries.

Lawyer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Head of Legal€102K/year
+72% 
EU Lawyer Linguist€84K/year
+41% 
Corporate Lawyer€76K/year
+29% 
Criminal Lawyer€72K/year
+22% 

Lawyer - Pay by Experience Level in Ireland

An Entry Level Lawyer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn €45,000 gross per year on average. A mid career Lawyer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of €56,000, while a Senior Lawyer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average €77,000. Lawyers with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than €104,000.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Lawyer

Late Career▲ +76%
Senior▲ +30%
Average Salary€59,200/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -24%

Gender Breakdown

Female
51%
Male
49%

Lawyer - Jobs by Location

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Lawyer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on salary data collected from Lawyer 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 Lawyer

How much does a Lawyer make in Ireland?
A Lawyer in Ireland earns an average of €59,200 gross per year, which is about €4,930 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Lawyer updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Lawyer in Ireland?
The starting salary of a Lawyer in Ireland is around €41,570 gross per year. Newly Qualified In-House Lawyers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Lawyer in Ireland?
The highest salary of a Lawyer in Ireland can reach and exceed €200,000 gross per year. Lawyers who specialise in Financial and Corporate Law, Lawyer-Linguists working for the European institutions or roles like the Head Of Legal usually have the highest salaries.
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