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Assistant General Counsel Salary

Assistant General Counsels enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($142K) annually in the United States. In the world of Assistant General Counsels, overall income ranges from $63K near the bottom to $230K at the top; this can include more than $50K from bonuses and more than $37K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Assistant General Counsels, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men working as Assistant General Counsels who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$60,992 - $193,077
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MEDIAN: $129,950
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$35.48 - $147.95
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$60,992 - $193,077  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $50,313  
Profit Sharing
$994 - $37,347  
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$62,780 - $229,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 830
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$35.48 - $147.95  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,001 - $50,313  
   
Profit Sharing
$994 - $37,347  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$62,780 - $229,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Assistant General Counsel

An assistant general counsel ensures a company's compliance with relevant laws and regulations. They work closely with the business team to develop policies, practices, and guidelines concerning state, federal, and international compliance with laws and regulations. Their main focus is on laws and regulations that concern the company; for example, many insurance companies use general counsel, who are concerned mainly with insurance laws.

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Assistant General Counsel Tasks

  • Provide legal advice on legal and regulatory issues and federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Represent client's interests in transactions, affiliations, mergers, joint ventures, contracts and other business opportunities.
  • Provide assistance to office of General Counsel.

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Popular Skills for Assistant General Counsel


Assistant General Counsels report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Intellectual Property and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Real Estate as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Legal Research and Litigation Case Management also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Contract Negotiation also know Legal Compliance and Litigation Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant General Counsel

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $79K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $136K. For Assistant General Counsels, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $179K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $186K.

Pay Difference by Location


Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Assistant General Counsels, 31 percent above the national average. Assistant General Counsels will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), Houston (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). Assistant General Counsels in Austin make 40 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Washington (27 percent lower) and Tampa (12 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Assistant General Counsel Salaries



National Average
$142,000



Skills That Affect Assistant General Counsel Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 48%


Regulatory Compliance
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Contract Negotiation
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National Average
$142,000



Real Estate
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%