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BCL Legal’s 2011 annual in-house survey highlights salary & bonus differences across UK

BCL Legal – the legal recruitment consultancy which operates from offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Reading – has this week launched its annual salary survey of in-house lawyers working across the regions. The survey analysed salaries, bonuses and general benefits. One of the key findings was that average salaries varied hugely between the North West, the Midlands & the Yorkshire/ North East areas.

The average salaries for in-house lawyers with one to five years PQE varied between £41,000 and £60,000 depending on location. Individual regions were as follows: The North West – £42,000 to £60,000, the Midlands – £41,000 to £54,000 and Yorkshire/ the North East: £42,000 to £55,000.

In-house professionals with between six and ten years PQE enjoyed an average of between £56,000 and £96,000 per annum. The North West was again the highest paid region with Yorkshire/ North East trailing on average £11,000 behind.

During the same survey, 78% of in-house lawyers in the North West stated that they received a bonus in 2010 with the average being £13,000. Whilst in the Midlands the figures were 75% and £9,000 and in the Yorkshire/ North East they were 65% and £12,000.

Other findings include; comparisons on car allowances, pension contributions, holidays and private medical insurance. The complete surveys for each region can be viewed at INSERT URL

Mark Levine, director of BCL Legal and head of its in-house department, said; ‘The annual in-house survey is always interesting and this year is now exception. There are always differences between the regions so it’s fascinating to see the variations laid out.’

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