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Job Opportunities and Salary after Pursuing Law.

Updated on 04 November 2020
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Updated on 04 November 2020

Law is one of the most trending degrees in this generation. Some people think that after completing a law degree they can only become a lawyer. But this is not true, there are immense career opportunities in law. By these career opportunities, you can give your career a new direction. Here we will see all the job opportunities after pursuing law for all the law aspirants.

Refer to the list of career opportunities in law below:

1. Practicing lawyer/Litigation lawyer

  1. After completing the law degree, you need to work with any senior lawyer for a few years and get work experience.

  1. After getting an experience you can start your own law firm.

  1. Starting your own firm makes you a lawyer as well as an entrepreneur.

  1. You can cater your services to various client's and you can team up with different lawyers and set up a company.

  1. There are many top law firms in India who give top corporates legal advice.

  1. A lawyer who is just a fresher usually earns 5k-10k per month, but if your senior is generous then salary after pursuing law might go up to 12k to 15k.

  1. After a good experience, he can can start charging a good amount of 25-30 lakh just for the appearance.

2. Government Jobs

Public Prosecutors/Additional public prosecutor


  1. Public prosecutor is a lawyer who represents the case of the criminal on behalf of the state.

  1. The salary of a public prosecutor depends upon the state to state .eg in Maharashtra the average annual salary of a public prosecutor is 2-4 lakhs per annum.


  1. There are many levels of judiciary in India like joint secretary, chief Secretary, member of parliament, judges of the high court, governors etc.

  1. The law career of these individuals is the best. They are the highest-paid officials in India that earn from 1.4 -5 lakh per annum depending on the position.

Government Banks(IBPS)

  1. There are many lawyers who work for banks and handle the legal matters of the bank.

  1. A legal manager with an experience of 1-17 years can earn 5.5-31 lakh per annum.

  1. A legal officer with an experience of 5-15 years can earn 3 lakh to 25 lakh per annum.

  1. A legal retainer with an experience of 5-16 years can earn 2.5 - 7, lakh per annum.

  1. The salary completely depends upon the work experience and the position.

Civil Services

  1. Every Indian parent wants his kid to join civil services which are considered as one of the prestigious jobs in India.

  1. A fresh graduate from law school can get into civil services and give the UPSC exam.

  1. There are many job profiles under civil services from IAS to IPS.

  1. The pay scale differs depending on their job profiles.

  1. An IAS earns Rs 56000 to Rs 2,50000 per month.

  1. UPSC group A job profile salary ranges from 15000-80000 per month.

  1. UPSC group B job profiles salary ranges from 15000-69000 per month.

3. Private Sector 

There are many students who feel that they don't like government jobs so they can opt for corporate jobs. Law career in the private sector are as below :

Banking Law

You can become a legal retainer for top banks like HDFC, ICICI, etc. Every bank needs a legal advisor to matter like cheque bounce, loan acquisition etc.

Corporate Law

  1. If you are someone who loves corporate law and wants to work with top MNCs, then you can do Company Secretary +LLB. In this case, you become a legal advisor for a corporate.

  1. A corporate lawyer earns 25-30 lakh per annum and much more.

  1. A fresher in corporate law earns 12-15 lakh per month.

4. Legal Process Outsourcing

  1. An Indian law graduate provides paralegal service to foreign lawyers. In simple words, Indian lawyers provide legal assistance to foreign lawyers.

  1. Working in an LPO company can earn you a salary of 3-7 lakh per annum.

5. Academics

If you are someone who loves teaching and sharing knowledge then you can become a law professor.

After completing law you have done:

  1.  LLM with specialization 
  2. UGC NET exam 
  3. PhD

If you have any qualification from above then you can go into any private or government colleges and become a law professor.

A fresher in a teaching field with a graduate degree in law can become a law professor and earn 35k per month. But a good experience of 4-5 years can earn you 5-6 lakhs per annum.


So these are some of the job opportunities after pursuing law. There are many students who have a lot of doubts about what are the career opportunities after law. I hope most of your doubts are cleared through this article. Thank you for giving your time and reading this article. Good Luck!


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