Attorney Salaries Around the World

Traditionally, attorneys are thought to be among the highest paid professionals throughout the world. But a closer examination of the hard numbers shows definite discrepancies among legal professionals from country to country. When you factor in cost of living and compare average pay, it’s clear that practicing law is a much more desirable profession in some regions than others.

We looked at attorney salaries across the world, from Germany and India to South Africa and Mexico, to see just where attorneys are best compensated for their work. Not surprisingly, China, with its exciting legal market and fast-moving trends, comes in ahead of the pack with the highest salaries and relatively low cost of living.

Read on below to find out where your country or region falls on the list. Then, start planning your next move!

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