Lawyer salary hikes fall below national average, says survey By Sam Chadderton 13 November 2012 15:27 17 December 2015 11:58 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 14 November 2012 at 13:12 In the civil service. My pay has increased by £500 in five years. Taking into account inflation that means I’ve dropped about £4000 in real terms. Time to call a Rec Con, I think… Reply Link Anonymous 19 April 2013 at 19:18 It may have but civil service pay has been on average 6% above the same job on the private sector. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.