|Experience||Top Tier||Mid-Market||Small Firm|
|Experience1st Year||Top Tier95,000||Mid-Market90,000||Small Firm85,000|
|Experience2nd Year||Top Tier115,000||Mid-Market105,000||Small Firm100,000|
|Experience3rd Year||Top Tier145,000||Mid-Market125,000||Small Firm110,000|
|Experience4th Year||Top Tier165,000||Mid-Market135,000||Small Firm120,000|
|Experience5th Year||Top Tier185,000||Mid-Market155,000||Small Firm130,000|
|Experience6th Year||Top Tier205,000||Mid-Market160,000||Small Firm140,000|
|Experience7th Year||Top Tier225,000||Mid-Market170,000||Small Firm160,000|
- Top Tier primary includes large regional and national firms in Calgary, but also may include leading specialist boutiques where compensation will commonly match their large firm counterparts. Top Tier does not include certain Calgary offices where certain associates may be compensated on a matching basis with their Toronto, Vancouver, or other international market pay scale.
- Mid-Market can include regional firms, though may also include top firms in larger, secondary markets as well.
- Small Firms can include smaller firms in all parts of Alberta, 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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