If you want to do your bit in restoring law and order in this topsy-turvy world by bringing anti-socials and lawbreakers to book and helping the gullible get justice, then you should be opting for a program in LLB. A LLB will help you to lay the foundations for a successful legal career. Apart from practicing as a lawyer in a court or as a solicitor in a law firm nowadays, law graduates have the option of practicing as a legal consultant/law officer/legal executive in a large corporate organization, NGO, LPO (legal process outsourcing) or in a NGO. When you start practicing as an attorney or solicitor, your monthly salary will be around 12,000-16,000 that will of course rise substantially once you become a seasoned professional.
If you can get a break in a large corporate organization, your starting salary will be in the region of 25,000-30,000 INR per month. Furthermore, if you continue with your legal education and earn a masters degree in LLB, you’ll be able to apply for the position of legal counsel in a legal firm or corporate entity where you’ll be getting a minimum monthly salary of 70,000 INR.
As you acquire experience, you progress in your career by becoming a corporate legal manager where you make nothing less than 1, 00, 000 INR per month. After amassing extensive experience, you can become the legal services chief of the law department of an entity where you earn a CTC of at least 22, 00, 000 lakhs per annum.
Employment Areas and Career Options
There are several career alternatives you can explore after earning your LLB degree. You can start practicing as an assistant lawyer or advocate under a senior in a court of law. You can set your sights on becoming a judge by qualifying in the judicial exam conducted by state or union public service commissions. After you gain sufficient experience as a judge, you’ll be on your way to become a senior Public Prosecutor or Solicitor General. You can also consider working as a legal counsel in a private law firm, NGO, real estate agency, BPO, KPO or LPO, teach in a law school or open your own consultancy firm in the long run.
Salaries for Different Job Positions
When you commence practicing in a law court, you can earn 7,000-40,000 per month depending upon the attorney you’re employed under. As a law graduate, you can of course earn much more as a corporate counsel or legal advisor in a corporate establishment or as a law professor in a college or academic institution. Needless to say, your earnings keep on rising commensurate with your experience.
|Job Title||Average Salary Range in Lakhs INR|
|Corporate Legal Manager||17,00,000|
|Associate Attorney (Legal Firm)||9,61,000|
|Legal Services Chief||22,00,200|
|Legal Support Officer||3,11,600|
|Years of Employment||Average Salary in lakhs|
|20 years and above||15,00,356|
|City (State)||Average Salary in lakhs (per annum)|
|Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)||6,00,000|
|Mumbai (Metro) Maharashtra||7,97,550|
|By Company Size (Number of employees)||Average Salary in Lakhs INR|
|Certification||Average Salary in Lakhs INR|
|Chartered Accountant along with LLB||27,00,000|
|Area of Practice||Average Salary in Lakhs INR|
|Intellectual Property Law||3,54,400|
|Government (Municipal Local and State)||13,50,010|
|Industry||Average Salary in Lakhs INR|
|Informational Technology Services||9,55,000|
|Transportation Warehousing and Logistics||13,00,050|