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Legal Average Salaries in Antigua and Barbuda 2020

How much money does a person working in Legal make in Antigua and Barbuda?


Average Monthly Salary
5,440 XCD
( 65,300 XCD yearly)

LOW
1,680
XCD
AVERAGE
5,440
XCD
HIGH
13,400
XCD

A person working in Legal in Antigua and Barbuda typically earns around 5,440 XCD per month. Salaries range from 1,680 XCD (lowest average) to 13,400 XCD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Legal careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge12,500 XCD
Arbitrator5,610 XCD
Associate Attorney6,090 XCD
Attorney8,800 XCD
Bailiff3,010 XCD
Barrister2,560 XCD
Candidate Attorney5,070 XCD
Conciliator4,760 XCD
Contracts Manager5,160 XCD
Contracts Negotiator4,020 XCD
Conveyancing Secretary2,340 XCD
Corporate Counsel6,480 XCD
Counsel6,580 XCD
Court Clerk2,040 XCD
Court Judicial Assistant3,440 XCD
Court Liaison Specialist4,020 XCD
Court Reporter3,420 XCD
Court Representative2,800 XCD
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer12,500 XCD
Immigration Executive6,270 XCD
In House Counsel6,840 XCD
Intellectual Property Specialist4,680 XCD
Judge Advocate9,520 XCD
Law Clerk2,110 XCD
Lawyer9,220 XCD
Legal Administrative Assistant2,440 XCD
Legal Advisor5,720 XCD
Legal Assistant2,390 XCD
Legal Associate4,280 XCD
Legal Consultant5,770 XCD
Legal Counsel6,730 XCD
Legal Editor4,330 XCD
Legal Executive8,680 XCD
Legal Executive Secretary2,570 XCD
Legal IP Officer2,220 XCD
Legal Officer2,930 XCD
Legal Services Director10,300 XCD
Legal Services Manager10,600 XCD
Legal Support Worker1,810 XCD
Legislative Liaison4,510 XCD
Litigation Attorney11,200 XCD
Litigation Paralegal5,820 XCD
Magistrate Judge13,800 XCD
Paralegal3,450 XCD
Patent Attorney6,670 XCD
Staff Attorney7,370 XCD

Legal Jobs Salary Distribution in Antigua and Barbuda

Median and salary distribution monthly Antigua and Barbuda Legal
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Legal salaries in Antigua and Barbuda range from 1,680 XCD per month (minimum average salary) to 13,400 XCD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,880 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Legal are earning less than 5,880 XCD while the other half are earning more than 5,880 XCD. 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 people working in Legal are earning less than 3,400 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,400 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Legal are earning less than 10,400 XCD while 25% are earning more than 10,400 XCD.


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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 Antigua and Barbuda costs anywhere from 22,600 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 67,700 East Caribbean Dollar(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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Legal 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 employees in Antigua and Barbuda who work in Legal earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
5,920 XCD
Female-16%
4,970 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Antigua and Barbuda for all Careers

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Legal Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Antigua and Barbuda

How much are annual salary increments in Antigua and Barbuda for Legal professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Legal

Legal professionals in Antigua and Barbuda are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 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.

Antigua and Barbuda / 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 Antigua and Barbuda is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Antigua and Barbuda for the year 2019. 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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Legal Bonus and Incentive Rates in Antigua and Barbuda

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Antigua and Barbuda Legal
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Legal is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

61% of surveyed staff in Legal reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
39%
No Bonus
61%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Legal Hourly Average Wage in Antigua and Barbuda


31 XCD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Antigua and Barbuda is 31 XCD. This means that the average person in Antigua and Barbuda earns approximately 31 XCD 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.

Legal VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Legal is 21% more than that of All Jobs.

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

Private Sector
4,020 XCD
Public Sector+25%
5,010 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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