In 2012, the average salary for members of the legal profession in the United Kingdom was 70,731 pounds. That was down slightly --0.2 percent-- from the previous year.
Lawyers and solicitors are among the best-paid professionals in the UK. Just above them in earnings are production managers and directors in mining and energy, who average 72,587 pounds per year. Just slightly below legal professionals are information technology and telecommunications directors. They draw annual salaries of about 70,393 pounds. The top earners in the UK are chief executives and senior officials of businesses, who make, on average, 120,830 pounds each year. This is a 3.8 percent drop from 2011.