Wages for Assistant General Counsels in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($140K) per year. Total cash earnings of Assistant General Counsels range from $69K on the low end to $244K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $56K and $35K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the particular city and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Assistant General Counsels is high. Men make up a slight majority of Assistant General Counsels (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$68,698 - $203,381
$69K
$140K
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MEDIAN: $140,251
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$68,698 - $203,381  
   
Bonus
$3,033 - $56,293  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $34,521  
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$69,249 - $243,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 494

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

Common Career Paths for Assistant General Counsel


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Although some Assistant General Counsels become Deputy General Counsel, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $175K. An Associate General Counsel role is the most common promotion for Assistant General Counsels moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $136K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Assistant General Counsels is a General Counsel position, where earnings are usually $152K.

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Popular Skills for Assistant General Counsel


Assistant General Counsels seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Mergers and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property (IP), and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 20 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Legal Document Review as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Contract Management and Risk Management / Risk Control also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Contract Negotiation are similarly competent in Regulatory 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.


Assistant General Counsels with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $80K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $144K. On average, Assistant General Counsels make $186K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $198K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $147,874

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Home to some of the best pay for Assistant General Counsels, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 45 percent above the national average. Assistant General Counsels will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+32 percent), Dallas (+29 percent), New York (+26 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). Assistant General Counsels in Austin report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 34 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (32 percent lower) and Washington (23 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Assistant General Counsel

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Assistant General Counsel Salaries



National Average
$148,000



Skills That Affect Assistant General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
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Intellectual Property (IP)
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National Average
$148,000

Real Estate
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Contract Management
up arrow 46%

Legal Document Review
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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