BC Private Practice
|Experience||Top Tier||Mid-Market||Small Firm|
|Experience1st Year||Top Tier95,000 – 105,000||Mid-Market80,000 – 95,000||Small Firm70,000 – 85,000|
|Experience2nd Year||Top Tier100,000 – 115,000||Mid-Market90,000 – 100,000||Small Firm80,000 – 95,000|
|Experience3rd Year||Top Tier115,000 – 125,000||Mid-Market100,000 – 115,000||Small Firm90,000 – 110,000|
|Experience4th Year||Top Tier125,000 – 140,000||Mid-Market110,000 – 125,000||Small Firm100,000 – 120,000|
|Experience5th Year||Top Tier135,000 – 155,000||Mid-Market120,000 – 135,000||Small Firm100,000 – 130,000|
|Experience6th Year||Top Tier145,000 – 165,000||Mid-Market130,000 – 145,000||Small Firm120,000 – 140,000+|
|Experience7th Year||Top Tier155,000 – 175,000||Mid-Market140,000 – 155,000||Small Firm120,000 – 140,000+|
- Top Tier primary includes large regional and national firms in Vancouver, but also may include leading specialist boutiques where compensation will commonly match their large firm counterparts. Top Tier does not include certain Vancouver offices where certain associates may be compensated on a matching basis with their Calgary, Toronto, or other international market pay scale.
- Mid-Market can include regional firms in both Vancouver and Surrey, though may also include top firms in larger, secondary markets (Kelowna, Victoria) as well.
- Small Firms can include smaller firms in all parts of British Columbia, particularly where there may not be more than one associate per year of call within the firm. Compensation structures in smaller firms are often tailored to the individual, and base salary may form a smaller component of total compensation, where there may be bonuses for performance above thresholds (billable hours and/or revenue targets).
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