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2018 Legal Accounts Salary Survey

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Last year saw a fantastic response to our annual salary survey, carried out in association with Balance Recruitment. We would love to see even more data, particularly from members in Wales and Northern England. Make sure you take part and enter the prize draw for a chance to win a £250 Amazon gift card.

Our 2018 Legal Accounts Salary Survey is now live, and we again need to ask for your help in compiling the invaluable data, which allows us to produce the most comprehensive survey of its kind for this niche community.

The survey is 100% confidential, and takes only 2 minutes to complete with a simple online questionnaire. As an added incentive, participants in this year’s survey have the option to enter a prize draw to win a £250 Amazon gift card. 

If you find that it’s difficult to source accurate salary data within your region, you can play a big role in changing that, by taking part and asking your peers and neighbouring firms to join in this confidential survey. We’d again like to make a particular mention to readers in Wales and Northern England to contribute, as we’d love to see a higher response level in these regions to strengthen the accuracy of data collected.

For 2018, we’ve updated the list of job titles to better reflect the new and emerging disciplines that make up the modern day finance functions of law firms big and small, and would also like to highlight other regional differences in our working lives, such as commuting time and flexible working arrangements.

Our 2017 survey saw the 6th straight annual increase in the number of participates enjoying a pay increase, reaching 71% of all respondents. Will this have peaked, or will we see another rise, and will we see an improvement in smaller firms where the figure reached only 59%?

Only you can tell us!

Thank you for your kind contribution.

To complete the survey, please visit:  

A link to the survey can also be found on Balance Recruitment’s website ( and will close on 1st April 2017. The results will be published in the May/June issue of the Legal Abacus and on the Balance Recruitment website from late April/May.