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Attorney Average Salary in Italy 2019

How much money does an Attorney make in Italy?

5,529 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Attorney in Italy typically earns around 5,529 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Attorney salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Attorney Salary Distribution in Italy

Median and salary distribution monthly Italy Attorney

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Attorney salaries in Italy range between 2,267 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 8,515 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,750 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Attorney are earning less than 5,750 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,750 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Attorney are earning less than 3,608 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,608 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Attorney are earning less than 7,703 EUR while 25% are earning more than 7,703 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Attorney Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
2,611 EUR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
3,579 EUR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
4,516 EUR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
5,453 EUR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
6,391 EUR
20+ Years    +24%  
7,921 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Attorney salaries by experience level. An Attorney with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 2,611 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,579 EUR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,516 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Attorney(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,453 EUR per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,391 EUR per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,921 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Italy Attorney

Attorney Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
3,298 EUR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
4,610 EUR
Master's Degree    +41%  
6,484 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Attorney salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Attorney is 3,298 EUR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,610 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,484 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Italy Attorney


Attorney Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
5,004 EUR
Male    +21%  
6,055 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Attorney employees in Italy earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Italy Attorney

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
4,728 EUR
Public Sector    +34%  
6,331 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Attorney employees in Italy earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Italy Attorney

Attorney Salary Trend and Forecast in Italy

How are Attorney salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Italy Attorney
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,959 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,142 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
5,332 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
5,529 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Attorney salaries in Italy are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Attorney Average Hourly Wage in Italy

32 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy for Attorney is 32 EUR. This means that the average Attorney in Italy earns approximatly 32 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Attorney VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Attorney and Legal monthly ItalyWe compared Italy salaries for Attorney, Legal, and All Jobs and we found that Attorney salaries are 37% more than those of Legal. We also found out that Legal salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge5,912 EUR+7%
Arbitrator4,545 EUR-18%
Associate Attorney4,511 EUR-18%
Attorney5,529 EUR=
Bailiff3,183 EUR-42%
Barrister2,785 EUR-50%
Candidate Attorney3,860 EUR-30%
Conciliator3,606 EUR-35%
Contracts Manager4,658 EUR-16%
Contracts Negotiator4,204 EUR-24%
Conveyancing Secretary2,310 EUR-58%
Corporate Counsel4,147 EUR-25%
Counsel3,825 EUR-31%
Court Clerk2,473 EUR-55%
Court Judicial Assistant3,283 EUR-41%
Court Liaison Specialist3,535 EUR-36%
Court Reporter3,840 EUR-31%
Court Representative3,742 EUR-32%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer6,004 EUR+9%
Immigration Executive5,635 EUR+2%
In House Counsel3,856 EUR-30%
Intellectual Property Specialist4,047 EUR-27%
Judge Advocate5,468 EUR-1%
Law Clerk2,507 EUR-55%
Lawyer5,599 EUR+1%
Legal Administrative Assistant2,879 EUR-48%
Legal Advisor4,852 EUR-12%
Legal Assistant2,754 EUR-50%
Legal Associate3,354 EUR-39%
Legal Consultant4,410 EUR-20%
Legal Counsel4,631 EUR-16%
Legal Editor3,628 EUR-34%
Legal Executive4,339 EUR-22%
Legal Executive Secretary3,069 EUR-44%
Legal IP Officer2,513 EUR-55%
Legal Officer2,711 EUR-51%
Legal Services Director6,701 EUR+21%
Legal Services Manager6,257 EUR+13%
Legal Support Worker2,286 EUR-59%
Legislative Liaison3,375 EUR-39%
Litigation Attorney5,943 EUR+7%
Litigation Paralegal5,293 EUR-4%
Magistrate Judge5,744 EUR+4%
Paralegal5,535 EUR+0%
Patent Attorney5,912 EUR+7%
Staff Attorney5,065 EUR-8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna5,216 EUR
Catania5,313 EUR
Genova5,251 EUR
Milano5,954 EUR
Napoli5,919 EUR
Palermo5,284 EUR
Parma4,806 EUR
Rome5,986 EUR
Torino5,881 EUR
Trieste5,023 EUR
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