Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2017 – Lawyer and notary (210)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 1 36,5 63 254 84 749 79 697 41,67 64,60
Level 2 35,9 78 631 114 791 106 074 56,45 84,04
Level 3 35,7 100 759 134 071 129 472 69,38 101,18
Public sector2
Level 1 36,4 64 299 86 377 82 235 43,03 67,44
Level 2 35,7 78 825 118 275 107 808 57,69 87,31
Level 3 35,3 103 522 138 616 128 322 69,54 102,28
Private sector
Level 1 36,9 53 169 69 035 62 440 32,43 46,63
Level 2 36,6 78 008 103 627 101 228 52,99 75,57
Level 3 37,1 97 824 129 214 133 336 68,85 97,84
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 34,1 73 416 92 861 92 322 52,08 91,41
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 36,8 53 767 70 275 63 096 32,83 46,61
Level 2 36,8 78 562 104 923 102 128 53,08 74,17
Level 3 37,3 97 588 128 527 133 435 68,53 96,60
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 37,0 x x 96 405 50,01 67,66
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 36,5 78 649 103 230 101 838 53,36 76,57
Level 3 x x x x x x
Manufacturing
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 37,9 81 636 109 412 106 547 53,81 76,27
Level 3 38,2 102 708 131 368 142 117 71,37 103,56
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2017.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec).
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2017 Data collection.
 
February 21, 2018
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The lawyer/notary performs various activities requiring theoretical and practical knowledge of legislation, regulations, jurisprudence and procedures in various fields of practice of litigation or notarial law.

Education requirement

University degree (minimum of 16 years of education) in law

Condition of employment

Membership in good standing of the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: None
  • Level 2: 3 years
  • Level 3: 8 years

Fields of activity

  • Notarial law
  • Litigation law

Examples of job titles

  • Legal counsel
  • Legal officer
  • Advisory counsel
  • Litigation lawyer
  • Legal advisor

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To be excluded from this job

  • Court clerk
  • Crown prosecutor
  • Articling student
  • Lawyers who are partners in a law firm