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Attorney Average Salary in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2023

How much money does a person working as Attorney make in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Average Monthly Salary
4,550 BAM
( 54,700 BAM yearly)


A person working as Attorney in Bosnia and Herzegovina typically earns around 4,550 BAM per month. Salaries range from 2,100 BAM (lowest) to 7,240 BAM (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 Pay Scale and Salaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
4,320 BAM or more
10% of people earn
3,790 to 4,320 BAM
20% of people earn
2,610 BAM or less
65% of people earn
2,610 to 3,790 BAM
Minimum Salary
2,100 BAM
4,350 BAM
7,240 BAM

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Attorney salaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina range from 2,100 BAM per month (starting salary) to 7,240 BAM per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,350 BAM per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Attorney(s) are earning less than 4,350 BAM while the other half are earning more than 4,350 BAM. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 3,510 BAM while 75% of them are earning more than 3,510 BAM. Also from the diagram, 75% of Attorney(s) are earning less than 5,020 BAM while 25% are earning more than 5,020 BAM.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 2,610 BAM to 3,790 BAM. Approximatly 20% fall under the 2,610 BAM cap. Ten percent of wages are from 3,790 BAM to 4,320 BAM. Only 5% of people grossed 4,320 BAM or more.

Attorney Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Attorney average salary change by experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina

0 - 2 Years
2,380 BAM
2 - 5 Years+34%
3,180 BAM
5 - 10 Years+48%
4,690 BAM
10 - 15 Years+22%
5,720 BAM
15 - 20 Years+9%
6,240 BAM
20+ Years+8%
6,750 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Bosnia and Herzegovina Attorney
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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.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,380 BAM per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,180 BAM 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 4,690 BAM 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 whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,720 BAM 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 6,240 BAM 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 6,750 BAM per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

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.

Attorney average salary difference by education level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bachelor's Degree
2,710 BAM
Master's Degree+57%
4,260 BAM
7,140 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 is 2,710 BAM per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 4,260 BAM per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

People with PhD have an average salary of 7,140 BAM per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina costs anywhere from 11,500 Convertible Marks(s) to 34,500 Convertible Marks(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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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Attorney

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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 Bosnia and Herzegovina earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,780 BAM
4,330 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bosnia and Herzegovina for all Careers

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Attorney Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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


Attorney(s) in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina / All Professions

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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 Bosnia and Herzegovina is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Attorney Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bosnia and Herzegovina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bosnia and Herzegovina Attorney
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"Attorney" is considered to be a high bonus-based job. 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 Salary Trend and Forecast in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Average Salary 2019
3,940 BAM
Average Salary 2020+4%
4,080 BAM
Average Salary 2021+4%
4,240 BAM
Average Salary 2022+4%
4,390 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Attorney salaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Attorney Average Hourly Wage in Bosnia and Herzegovina

26 BAM per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 26 BAM. This means that the average Attorney in Bosnia and Herzegovina earns approximately 26 BAM for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Attorney' in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 12 BAM. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Attorney VS Other Jobs

4,550 BAM
2,770 BAM
2,300 BAM
Average Salary
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

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

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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge6,150 BAM+35%
Arbitrator2,970 BAM-35%
Associate Attorney2,880 BAM-37%
Attorney4,550 BAM-0%
Bailiff1,500 BAM-67%
Barrister1,260 BAM-72%
Candidate Attorney2,620 BAM-42%
Conciliator2,370 BAM-48%
Contracts Manager2,750 BAM-40%
Contracts Negotiator2,030 BAM-55%
Conveyancing Secretary1,180 BAM-74%
Corporate Counsel3,400 BAM-25%
Counsel3,230 BAM-29%
Court Clerk1,070 BAM-77%
Court Judicial Assistant1,830 BAM-60%
Court Liaison Specialist1,980 BAM-57%
Court Reporter1,800 BAM-60%
Court Representative1,400 BAM-69%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer6,210 BAM+36%
Immigration Executive3,100 BAM-32%
In House Counsel3,280 BAM-28%
Intellectual Property Specialist2,250 BAM-51%
Judge Advocate4,960 BAM+9%
Law Clerk1,060 BAM-77%
Lawyer4,730 BAM+4%
Legal Administrative Assistant1,200 BAM-74%
Legal Advisor2,700 BAM-41%
Legal Assistant1,260 BAM-72%
Legal Associate2,170 BAM-52%
Legal Consultant2,770 BAM-39%
Legal Counsel3,440 BAM-24%
Legal Editor2,180 BAM-52%
Legal Executive4,200 BAM-8%
Legal Executive Secretary1,210 BAM-73%
Legal IP Officer1,090 BAM-76%
Legal Officer1,450 BAM-68%
Legal Services Director5,010 BAM+10%
Legal Services Manager5,440 BAM+19%
Legal Support Worker870 BAM-81%
Legislative Liaison2,170 BAM-52%
Litigation Attorney5,530 BAM+21%
Litigation Paralegal2,850 BAM-37%
Magistrate Judge6,710 BAM+47%
Paralegal1,670 BAM-63%
Patent Attorney3,480 BAM-24%
Staff Attorney3,480 BAM-24%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Banja Luka4,630 BAM
Medjugorje4,240 BAM
Mostar4,320 BAM
Sarajevo5,050 BAM
Tuzla4,700 BAM
Zenica4,670 BAM

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,050 BAM
Public Sector+25%
2,550 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Attorney in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 4,350 BAM and 5,020 BAM. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Attorney in Bosnia and Herzegovina is ranges from 3,510 BAM to 5,020 BAM. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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