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Attorney Average Salary in Macedonia 2023

How much money does an Attorney make in Macedonia?

Average Monthly Salary
91,100 MKD
( 1,090,000 MKD yearly)


A person working as an Attorney in Macedonia typically earns around 91,100 MKD per month. Salaries range from 41,900 MKD (lowest) to 145,000 MKD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Attorney salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Attorney Salary Distribution in Macedonia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Attorney salaries in Macedonia range from 41,900 MKD per month (minimum salary) to 145,000 MKD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 98,400 MKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Attorney(s) are earning less than 98,400 MKD while the other half are earning more than 98,400 MKD. 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Attorney(s) are earning less than 63,100 MKD while 75% of them are earning more than 63,100 MKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Attorney(s) are earning less than 131,000 MKD while 25% are earning more than 131,000 MKD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Attorney Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Attorney salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Attorney with less than two years of experience makes approximately 47,600 MKD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 63,500 MKD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 93,900 MKD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Attorney(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 114,000 MKD per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 125,000 MKD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 135,000 MKD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Attorney average salary change by experience in Macedonia

0 - 2 Years
47,600 MKD
2 - 5 Years+34%
63,500 MKD
5 - 10 Years+48%
93,900 MKD
10 - 15 Years+22%
114,000 MKD
15 - 20 Years+9%
125,000 MKD
20+ Years+8%
135,000 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Attorney Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Attorney(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Attorney salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Attorney is 54,300 MKD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 85,100 MKD per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 143,000 MKD per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Attorney average salary difference by education level in Macedonia

Bachelor's Degree
54,300 MKD
Master's Degree+57%
85,100 MKD
143,000 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Macedonia costs anywhere from 230,000 Denar(s) to 689,000 Denar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Attorney Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Macedonia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

94,700 MKD
87,400 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Macedonia for all Careers

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Attorney Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Macedonia

How much are annual salary increments in Macedonia for Attorney(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Attorney(s) in Macedonia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Macedonia / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Macedonia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Macedonia for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Attorney Bonus and Incentive Rates in Macedonia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Macedonia Attorney
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An Attorney is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

32% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 68% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Attorney Average Hourly Wage in Macedonia

530 MKD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Macedonia is 530 MKD. This means that the average Attorney in Macedonia earns approximately 530 MKD for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Attorney VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Attorney is 64% more than that of Legal. Also, Legal salaries are 21% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge123,000 MKD+35%
Arbitrator59,400 MKD-35%
Associate Attorney57,700 MKD-37%
Attorney91,100 MKD+0%
Bailiff30,000 MKD-67%
Barrister25,300 MKD-72%
Candidate Attorney52,400 MKD-42%
Conciliator47,400 MKD-48%
Contracts Manager55,100 MKD-40%
Contracts Negotiator40,700 MKD-55%
Conveyancing Secretary23,600 MKD-74%
Corporate Counsel68,000 MKD-25%
Counsel64,500 MKD-29%
Court Clerk21,400 MKD-77%
Court Judicial Assistant36,600 MKD-60%
Court Liaison Specialist39,500 MKD-57%
Court Reporter36,100 MKD-60%
Court Representative28,000 MKD-69%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer124,000 MKD+36%
Immigration Executive62,100 MKD-32%
In House Counsel65,600 MKD-28%
Intellectual Property Specialist44,900 MKD-51%
Judge Advocate99,300 MKD+9%
Law Clerk21,300 MKD-77%
Lawyer94,500 MKD+4%
Legal Administrative Assistant24,100 MKD-74%
Legal Advisor53,900 MKD-41%
Legal Assistant25,200 MKD-72%
Legal Associate43,300 MKD-52%
Legal Consultant55,400 MKD-39%
Legal Counsel68,900 MKD-24%
Legal Editor43,600 MKD-52%
Legal Executive83,900 MKD-8%
Legal Executive Secretary24,300 MKD-73%
Legal IP Officer21,900 MKD-76%
Legal Officer29,100 MKD-68%
Legal Services Director100,000 MKD+10%
Legal Services Manager109,000 MKD+20%
Legal Support Worker17,500 MKD-81%
Legislative Liaison43,300 MKD-52%
Litigation Attorney111,000 MKD+22%
Litigation Paralegal57,000 MKD-37%
Magistrate Judge134,000 MKD+47%
Paralegal33,400 MKD-63%
Patent Attorney69,700 MKD-23%
Staff Attorney69,600 MKD-24%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Skopje102,000 MKD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Macedonia earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,200 MKD
Public Sector+11%
47,800 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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