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Salary levels from 2011 to 2012 proved relatively static, with only the top tier firms and US firms making any particularly significant salary increases. Whilst firms are aware that the recruitment market is buoyant at the junior level, firms are reluctant to offer excessive pay rises as they remain under pressure to save costs. There are signs that things may change somewhat in 2013 however. Discussions with those firms falling within the mid tier market are particularly looking to revise their salary levels in 2013 where they are conscious that levels have been static for the last couple of years and they recognise the need to increase these now to try to close the gap between their salaries and the top tier salaries.

Remuneration strategies have changed very little despite increased competition in key areas. Firms are generally happy to wait for the right candidate as opposed to a quick fix approach.

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London

Home counties

Midlands

North East

North West

South West and Wales

Scotland

Offshore


London

PQENiche/boutiqueCityNational
Paralegal 0-1 year£18-22k£20-24k£20-24k
Paralegal 1-3 years£20-25k£23-28k£23-28k
NQ£32.5-42.5k£54.25-64k£40-62k
1 year£36.5-46.5k£59.25-69k£45-66k
2 years£39.25-52.5k£66-78k£50-69k
3 years£42.25-55.5k£69.5-88k£55-73k
4 years£46-58.75k£78.5-97.25k£60-76k
5 years£50-65k£82.5-99.25k£63-80k
6 years£53.5-67.5k£85-110k£66-83k
7 years£57-75k£90-120k£68-90k

PQEOffshoreUS/transatlanticInternational
Paralegal 0-1 yearN/A£26-30k£24-28k
Paralegal 1-3 yearsN/A£28-36k£26-34k
NQ£55-65k£72-105k£58-81k
1 year£60-70k£78-108k£65-84.5k
2 years£65-75k£82-116k£69-93.5k
3 years£70-80k£87-130k£71-101k
4 years£75-85k£91-138k£76-112k
5 years£80-95k£100-145k£79-118k
6 years£85-100k£110-160k£83-120k
7 years£90-105k£118-160k+£86-125k


Home Counties

PQESmall and medium firmsMid-tier and nationalInternational
Paralegal 0-1 year£18-20k£20-22kN/A
Paralegal 1-3 years£20-22k£22-25k£23-27k
NQ£23-29k£27-34k£48-50k
1 year£24-33k£30-38k£50-52k
2 years£26-35k£35-42.5k£52-54k
3 years£27-38k£42-47.5k£54-56k
4 years£29-40k£45-55k£60-62k
5 years£32-44k£48-60k£61-63k
6 years£34-47k£52.5-65k£64-66k
7 years£35-50k£58.5-70k£66-70k


Midlands

PQESmall and medium firmsMid-tier and national
Paralegal 0-1 year£13-15k£14-16k
Paralegal 1-3 years£14-16k£18-23k
NQ£24.75-31.25k£32.63-37k
1 year£26.75-34.25k£34.38-40.25k
2 years£28.75-37.5k£36.5-42.5k
3 years£31.75-40k£38-47k
4 years£34.25-45k£40.13-51k
5 years£38.75-49.75k£45.38-57.25k
6 years£41.5-54.25k£47.75-63.13k
7 years£44.25-57.75k£52-68.75k


North East

PQESmall and medium firmsMid-tier and national
NQ£25-33k£31-38.5k
1 year£27-36k£33-41k
2 years£30-38k£36-43
3 years£33-42k£39-45k
4 years£35-45k£42-47k
5 years£38-48k£45-53k
6 years£42-55k£48-60k
7 years£45-60k£53-64k


North West

PQESmall and medium firmsMid-tier and national
NQ£23.5-29.5k£30-38.5k
1 year£25.5-32.5k£31-40.5k
2 years£27.5-35k£34-43
3 years£29.5-38.5k£36-47.5k
4 years£33-41.5k£40-52k
5 years£36-47k£43-59k
6 years£39.5-51k£47.5-68.5k
7 years£42.5-57.5k£56-77.5k


South West and Wales

PQESmall and medium firmsMid-tier and national
NQ£23.5-32k£31.25-42.5k
1 year£26.75-34.5k£33.5-44.75k
2 years£28.25-36.5k£32.25-47.75
3 years£30-38.5k£34.75-52.5k
4 years£32-43k£37.5-57.75k
5 years£34.75-47.5k£45.5-63.75k
6 years£36.5-54.75k£49.25-71k
7 years£39.75-59k£53.25-76.25k


Scotland

PQESmall and medium firmsMid-tier and national
NQ£22-30k£27-37k
1 year£25-34k£39.5-36.5k
2 years£28-36k£31-39
3 years£31-37k£36-47k
4 years£33-40k£39.5-52k
5 years£34-43k£44-57.5k
6 years£36-45k£47.5-62.5k
7 years£39-50k£51-70k


Offshore

PQEBritish IslesBermuda & Caribbean
NQ£50-60kN/A
1 year£60-76kN/A
2 years£65-80kN/A
3 years£72-85k£115-130k
4 years£78-92k£125-150k
5 years£85-100k£135-160k
6 years£100-115k£160-180k
7 years£105-130k£170-220k
8 years£110-150k£180-250k

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