Get a Salary Report for



- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer


- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise



- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Assistant General Counsel Salary (United States)

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Assistant General Counsels in the United States, with pay typically hovering around $141K per year. Total cash compensation to Assistant General Counsels bottoms out near $63K and approaches $232K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $50K from bonuses and almost $30K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all employees, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Assistant General Counsels claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Assistant General Counsel Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$61,208 - $192,864
(Median)
61K
92K
130K
160K
190K
MEDIAN: $128,737
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Assistant General Counsel Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$35.48 - $147.95
(Median)
35
61
81
150
MEDIAN: $60
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$61,208 - $192,864  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $50,475  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $30,000  
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).
)
$62,898 - $231,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 822
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$35.48 - $147.95  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,007 - $50,475  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $30,000  
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).
)
$62,898 - $231,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
Is Assistant General Counsel your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

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.
Read More...
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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant General Counsel

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
While not commonly seen, Assistant General Counsels who transition into a VP or General Counsel position may see a rise in pay. The typical salary for VPs and General Counsels is $172K per year. The most common promotion for Assistant General Counsels is an Associate General Counsel position, which usually brings in $136K a year. Another standard transition for Assistant General Counsels seeking advancement is to assume a General Counsel role, where pay is often $147K.

Assistant General Counsel Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Assistant General Counsel

Survey results suggest that Assistant General Counsels use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Intellectual Property and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 50 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Legal Research and Litigation Case Management as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. For most people, competency in Contract Negotiation indicates knowledge of 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.
For many Assistant General Counsels, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $80K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $136K. Assistant General Counsels with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $177K. Assistant General Counsels who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $188K. The largest share of Assistant General Counsels have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

up arrow 31%
Atlanta
up arrow 28%
Los Angeles
up arrow 25%
up arrow 21%
Houston
up arrow 21%
Charlotte
up arrow 17%
Philadelphia
0%
National Average
$141,000
Cleveland
up arrow 3%
Dallas
up arrow 4%
Boston
up arrow 6%
Tampa
up arrow 12%
Austin
up arrow 41%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Assistant General Counsels, New York provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Assistant General Counsels can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), and Houston (+21 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Assistant General Counsels is geography, with workers in Austin earning a whopping 41 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Washington and Tampa (28 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Assistant General Counsel Salaries

National Average
$141,000

Skills That Affect Assistant General Counsel Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 50%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%
National Average
$141,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%