In Autumn 2019, over 2,800 legal professionals responded to TotallyLegal’s annual salary survey, sharing the details of their working lives from job title and practice area to PQE level and salary.
From the data provided by our audience, we crafted the 2019 Audience Insight Report – a free to download overview of the legal profession that also allows you to benchmark your current earnings.
With annual pay rises of 54% and 55% respectively, the report revealed a rewarding year for the majority of Legal Secretaries and Legal PAs. Additionally, 50% of Legal PAs and 39% of Legal Secretaries were awarded a bonus on top of their basic salary.
In terms of the gender pay gap, female Legal Secretaries earned 8% more than their male colleagues, and female Legal PAs were awarded a significant 45% more than men in similar roles.
However, with the gender pay gap remaining at 28% in favour of men and significant salary inequalities across job titles, practice areas and PQE levels, the profession as a whole has made little progress towards parity in the past year.
Another key story in this year’s survey concerns the perceived job security of legal professionals, with 39% expressing anxieties around redundancies, sector-specific challenges and Brexit-related uncertainties.
Download your free copy of the TotallyLegal Audience Insight Report 2019 today to find out more.