Lawyers Salary in India are not only lucrative but also offers prestigious designations along with other benefits.

Corporate Lawyer Salary

Corporate Firm Designation Salary Range Total Package including
maximum Bonus & other benefits
AZB & Partners, Mumbai Lawyer INR 11,40,000 per year Competitive bonus
S & R Associates Lawyer INR 10,80,000 per year
Khaitan & Co., Mumbai Lawyer INR 10,80,000 per year INR 14,80,000
Talwar Thakore & Associates Lawyer INR 10,50,000 per year Up to 40% of basic pay
Paras Kuhad & Associates Junior Lawyers
(minimum 1 to 4 years experience)
INR 2,45,000 to INR 4,15,000 per year benefits
Associate Lawyers
(minimum 4 to 8 years experience)
INR 3,64,000 to INR 5,90,000 per year benefits
Working Partners
(minimum 10 to 12 years experience)
INR 10,80,000 INR 15,00,000 per year benefits
Trilegal Lawyer INR 10,80,000 per year INR 12,80,000
Amarchand Mangaldas Lawyer INR 10,30,000 to 10,80,000 per year INR 14,00,000 – 15,00,000 Per year
Finsec Law Advisers Lawyer INR 10,00,000 per year Performance based bonus
Luthra & Luthra Lawyer INR 10,20,000 per year INR 12,60,000 lakhs (+0.51 signing bonus)
plus (INR 3,00,000 insurance benefits)
J Sagar Associates (JSA) Lawyer INR 9,60,000 per year
AZB & Partners, New Delhi Lawyer INR 9,80,000 per year Competitive bonus
Platinum Partners, Delhi Lawyer INR 9,00,000 per year
ICICI Bank Lawyer INR 9,05,000 per year Benefits after 6 months
Argus Partners Lawyer INR 8,00,000 per year INR 10,00,000
Wadia Ghandy & Co Lawyer INR 8,40,000 per year
Nishith Desai Associates Lawyer INR 7,20,000 per year INR 4,80,000 (fixed) paid after 3 years of experience in the firm
Desai & Diwanji Lawyer INR 6,00,000 to 8,40,000 per year 2% to 10% on billings
Phoenix Legal Lawyer INR 6,00,000 to 7,20,000 per year
SAIL Lawyer INR 6,60,000 to 6,80,000 lakhs per year
IFMR Lawyer INR 6,00,000 to 6,50,000 per year
Pangea3 Lawyer INR 4,00,000 to 6,00,000 per year
Juris Corp Lawyer INR 4,80,000 to 6,00,000 per year
Kochhar & Co. Lawyer INR 4,20,000 to 4,80,000 per year
Crawford Bayley & Co. Lawyer INR 4,80,000 per year
Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan Lawyer INR 4,80,000 per year
Supreme Court judicial clerkships Lawyer INR 3,00,000 per year

Lawyer / Attorney Salary

Designation Basic Salary Bonus Total Salary (per year)
Lawyer / Attorney INR 1,23,650 to INR 23,49,112 Up to INR 3,94,530 INR 1,55,000 to INR 25,68,932

Lawyers Salary as per the size of Firm:

Size of Firm (no. of lawyers) Median Salary Range
No. of Lawyers in Firm (1 to 9) INR 1,76,874 to INR 13,22,574
No. of Lawyers in Firm (10 to 49) INR 2,15,000 – INR 4,80,000

States in India offering highest pay scale to Corporate Attorneys:

Name of the State Median Salary Range
Maharashtra INR 4,70,000 to INR 22,00,000
Delhi INR 1,80,000 to INR 19,50,000

Top Law Firms in India

Some of the top law firms in India offering the highest salary range are –

Company Name Company Name
Khaitan & Co, Mumbai Wadia Ghandy & Co
Trilegal Nishith Desai Associates
AZB & Partners, Mumbai Desai & Diwanji
Amarchand Mangaldas SAIL
S&R Associates Crawford Bayley & Co
Talwar Thakore & Associates Phoenix Legal
Finsec Law Advisers IFMR
Platinum Partners Juris Corp
Luthra & Luthra Kochhar & Co
AZB & Partners, Delhi Pangea3
J Sagar Associates (JSA) Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan
Argus Partners Supreme Court judicial clerkships

Growth Opportunity for a Lawyer

The growth opportunity of a lawyer depends on his knowledge, public speaking ability, skills and experience. With years of experience, the value of a lawyer increases and so does the remuneration. Senior lawyers start their own law firms and begin earning a very lucrative amount.

Academic Certifications required for a profession in Law

Candidates need to pursue a degree in law after completion of higher secondary (10+2) examination from a recognized institute. Candidates after graduation can also pursue a degree in law. The minimum requirement for most firms in India is 55% in aggregate in the law degree course and overall excellent academic records. Candidates with additional qualifications like B.E, MBA, CA or CS are preferred. Most firms in India prefer candidates with a minimum of 2 years experiences.