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£43,725 versus £53,403. New stats have shown solicitors earn, on average, 18% less than a train or tram driver. Those plying their trade in the practice of law earn an average salary of £43,725 each year — that’s almost £10,000 less than drivers’ £53,403 annual median wage. The average Brit earns £29,558 each year, according to the survey of 270 job types . ‘Legal professionals’ ranked fifth in the salary stakes, however. Members of the legal profession earn, on average, £69,992 each year — that’s over £40,000 more than the national average. The survey does not specify what constitutes a ‘legal professional’. Chief executives command the highest average income at £97,083, while doctors co... Full story

21 August