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ExperienceTop TierMid-MarketSmall Firm
Experience1st YearTop Tier95,000 Mid-Market90,000 Small Firm85,000
Experience2nd YearTop Tier115,000 Mid-Market105,000 Small Firm100,000
Experience3rd YearTop Tier145,000 Mid-Market125,000 Small Firm110,000
Experience4th YearTop Tier165,000 Mid-Market135,000 Small Firm120,000
Experience5th YearTop Tier185,000 Mid-Market155,000 Small Firm130,000
Experience6th YearTop Tier205,000 Mid-Market160,000 Small Firm140,000
Experience7th YearTop Tier225,000Mid-Market170,000 Small Firm160,000

All salaries are CAD, and do not include annual bonuses (discretionary or otherwise).

  •  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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