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Career Profile: Lawyer

Median Salary: $79,997*
Change in salary (2007–2013): +14%*
Total employees: 49,600*
5-Year Wage Growth: 14%*
5-Year Job Growth: 29%*

*Source: Canadian Business

12A new law associate in Canada can expect a median salary of $66,000 and it takes about five years to break six figures. But incomes vary across the board based on specialization and the size and specialization of the firm you land with. With a projected five-year job growth of 29% and a five-year wage growth of 14%, a career in law remains to be one of the most stable and predictable job paths in Canada.

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