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Attorney Average Salary in Dominica 2023

How much money does a person working as Attorney make in Dominica?

Average Monthly Salary
2,950 XCD
( 35,300 XCD yearly)


A person working as Attorney in Dominica typically earns around 2,950 XCD per month. Salaries range from 1,360 XCD (lowest) to 4,680 XCD (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 Dominica

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
2,790 XCD or more
10% of people earn
2,450 to 2,790 XCD
20% of people earn
1,690 XCD or less
65% of people earn
1,690 to 2,450 XCD
Minimum Salary
1,360 XCD
2,820 XCD
4,680 XCD

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

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Attorney salaries in Dominica range from 1,360 XCD per month (starting salary) to 4,680 XCD 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 2,820 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Attorney(s) are earning less than 2,820 XCD while the other half are earning more than 2,820 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 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 2,270 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,270 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Attorney(s) are earning less than 3,240 XCD while 25% are earning more than 3,240 XCD.

  • 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 1,690 XCD to 2,450 XCD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 1,690 XCD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 2,450 XCD to 2,790 XCD. Only 5% of people grossed 2,790 XCD or more.

Attorney Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Attorney average salary change by experience in Dominica

0 - 2 Years
1,540 XCD
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,050 XCD
5 - 10 Years+48%
3,040 XCD
10 - 15 Years+22%
3,700 XCD
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,040 XCD
20+ Years+8%
4,370 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Dominica 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 1,540 XCD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,050 XCD 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 3,040 XCD 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 3,700 XCD 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 4,040 XCD 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 4,370 XCD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Dominica

Bachelor's Degree
1,750 XCD
Master's Degree+57%
2,750 XCD
4,620 XCD
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 1,750 XCD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,750 XCD per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

People with PhD have an average salary of 4,620 XCD 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 Dominica costs anywhere from 7,470 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 22,400 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 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 Dominica earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,200 XCD
2,690 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Dominica for all Careers

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Attorney Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Dominica

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


Attorney(s) in Dominica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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.

Dominica / 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 Dominica is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Dominica 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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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 Dominica

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Dominica 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 Dominica

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

Average Salary 2019
2,550 XCD
Average Salary 2020+4%
2,640 XCD
Average Salary 2021+4%
2,740 XCD
Average Salary 2022+4%
2,840 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Attorney salaries in Dominica 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 Dominica

17 XCD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dominica is 17 XCD. This means that the average Attorney in Dominica earns approximately 17 XCD 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 Dominica is 8 XCD. 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

2,950 XCD
1,800 XCD
1,490 XCD
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 Judge4,080 XCD+38%
Arbitrator1,750 XCD-41%
Associate Attorney1,810 XCD-39%
Attorney2,950 XCD+0%
Bailiff870 XCD-70%
Barrister780 XCD-74%
Candidate Attorney1,630 XCD-45%
Conciliator1,470 XCD-50%
Contracts Manager1,600 XCD-46%
Contracts Negotiator1,310 XCD-56%
Conveyancing Secretary730 XCD-75%
Corporate Counsel2,110 XCD-28%
Counsel1,990 XCD-32%
Court Clerk640 XCD-78%
Court Judicial Assistant1,130 XCD-62%
Court Liaison Specialist1,260 XCD-57%
Court Reporter1,130 XCD-62%
Court Representative840 XCD-71%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer3,760 XCD+28%
Immigration Executive1,880 XCD-36%
In House Counsel2,110 XCD-28%
Intellectual Property Specialist1,440 XCD-51%
Judge Advocate3,050 XCD+4%
Law Clerk670 XCD-77%
Lawyer2,770 XCD-6%
Legal Administrative Assistant780 XCD-74%
Legal Advisor1,740 XCD-41%
Legal Assistant760 XCD-74%
Legal Associate1,320 XCD-55%
Legal Consultant1,670 XCD-43%
Legal Counsel2,150 XCD-27%
Legal Editor1,320 XCD-55%
Legal Executive2,560 XCD-13%
Legal Executive Secretary780 XCD-74%
Legal IP Officer730 XCD-75%
Legal Officer870 XCD-70%
Legal Services Director3,140 XCD+7%
Legal Services Manager3,400 XCD+15%
Legal Support Worker530 XCD-82%
Legislative Liaison1,310 XCD-56%
Litigation Attorney3,480 XCD+18%
Litigation Paralegal1,780 XCD-40%
Magistrate Judge4,360 XCD+48%
Paralegal1,050 XCD-64%
Patent Attorney2,220 XCD-25%
Staff Attorney2,330 XCD-21%

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 Dominica earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,370 XCD
Public Sector+14%
1,570 XCD
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 Dominica?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 2,820 XCD and 3,240 XCD. 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 Dominica is ranges from 2,270 XCD to 3,240 XCD. 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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