When someone tells their friend that they’re a lawyer, the first thing that usually comes to mind is salary. Lawyers make a great deal of money – this much is true, but how much? Surprisingly, lawyers these days aren’t making a large of a salary as they used to, and when the cost of living and purchasing power is calculated in, Americans no longer have the highest paid attorneys out there.
China actually ranks in the top spot when the day to day cost of living is set against a lawyer’s salary. $146,954 works out to a whopping $222,165 once exchange rates are applied – and since the cost of living is almost half that of a US citizen, it’s no wonder they’re raking in the funds.[pinit]