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'£54k starting salary' for law graduates

By Wesleyan

University students hoping to become lawyers can look forward to starting salaries of £54,000, a new study suggests.

Emolument said this is the average wage that law graduates could expect, after analysing 400 of the country's lawyers.

The salary benchmarking site said that this is twice the average UK salary of about £27,000, the Daily Telegraph reported.

It also claimed that they should see their pay packets expand by a typical £25,000 over each subsequent five-year period.

The average lawyer's position commands an annual wage of £54,000 across their first five-year period, the research found.

This figure expands by 40.7 per cent to £76,000 for lawyers with between five and 10 years in the profession.

Lawyers with 10 to 15 years' experience are likely to get £100,000.

The most marked jump, however, comes with lawyers who practice for over 15 years. This group can earn £181,000 per annum.

Copyright Press Association 2015

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