BCLMA Compensation Surveys

  • September 07, 2021


Last year, 66% of law firms in BC increased the salary of support staff —and that was during a pandemic. What will happen in 2021 and 2022? How does your firm stack up?

Each year, CBABC partners with the BC Legal Management Association (BCLMA) to produce and distribute two surveys that help BC’s law firms understand the competitive landscape for charge-out rates and business services compensation and benefits.

Charge-Out Rate Survey

Includes charge-out rates for lawyers (by year of call), support staff, and articling students. Also included: an analysis of the number of hours paralegals are expected to charge to client accounts each year.

Business Services Compensation & Benefits Survey

Broken down by firm size and geographic location, this report includes current salaries and bonuses on 70+ administrative positions as well as market information on group insurance, retirement benefits and compensation best practices. New this year: a section on Remote Work Policies.


Participants receive a 65% discount on the surveys.
Plus, CBABC members receive an additional 15% discount.

Results available on October 4.

Order the Reports

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Membership & Order Enquiries:
Faye Catungal
604.687.3404 | 1.888.687.3404, x314

Survey Enquiries:
Kerri Garner, BCLMA