Indian lawyer salaries
This article aims to list and regularly update the base salaries at Indian law firms, in-house legal functions and other employers of Indian lawyers.
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2010-11 Indian legal recruiters' offered remuneration
|Firm||Base retainer pay (Rs lakh)||Offered total package incl. max bonus (Rs lakh) / other|
|AZB & Partners (Mumbai)||11.4||"competitive bonus"|
|Khaitan & Co (Mumbai)||10.8 (7.2 - 8.5 for 2010 batch)||14.8|
|Trilegal||10.8 (10.2 for 2010 batch)||12.8|
|Amarchand Mangaldas||10.3 - 10.8||14 - 15|
|Luthra & Luthra||10.2||12.6 (+0.51 signing bonus)when is this paid? (+3 insurance benefits)|
|AZB & Partners (Delhi)||9.8||"competitive bonus"|
|J Sagar Associates (JSA)||9.6|
|ICICI Bank||9.05 (salary with retainer option)||CTC* with other benefits convertible to full retainer after six months<ref>ICICI hikes salary</ref>.|
|Talwar Thakore & Associates||8.4|
|Desai & Diwanji||6 - 8.4|
|Nishith Desai Associates (NDA)||7.2 (salary)||+4.8 fixed amount is paid out after three years with firm<ref>Revealed: 17 law firm starting salary packages</ref>. First-year CTC* figure therefore 12.12 forms base for 2nd year increase.|
|SAIL||6.6 - 6.8|
|Phoenix Legal||6 - 7.2|
|IFMR||6 - 6.5|
|Juriscorp||4.8 - 6|
|Pangea3||4 - 6 (5 - 7 for 2010-11) (CTC* incl. bonus at top 10 law schools)|
|Kochhar & Co||4.2 - 4.8|
|Supreme Court judicial clerkships||3 (stipend)<ref>Legally India - judicial clerkships hike stipend, September 2010</ref>|
Source: Legally India research<ref>Amarchand, Khaitan Luthra and Trilegal hike pay</ref>: interviews with students and college recruitment committees and putting those figures to law firm or organisation for correction or comment.*CTC: "cost to company" figure can include other benefits than just base salary.