Associate General Counsel Salary

Associate General Counsels in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $133K annually. Total cash compensation for Associate General Counsels runs from $73K to $245K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $57K and profit sharing that can reach almost $30K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$71,995 - $206,543
$72K
$130K
$210K
MEDIAN: $133,341
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$0$244K
Salary $71,995 - $206,543
Bonus $2,292 - $56,504
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $30,252
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$72,891 - $244,593
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 788

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Job Description for Associate General Counsel

An associate general counsel is an attorney who works alongside a company’s general counsel. Together, they help direct and protect all departments in the company regarding legal issues and rights. They ensure all company policies conform to relevant legal standards and are frequently called upon to review contracts before they are executed.

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Associate General Counsel Tasks

  • Provide general corporate legal services and counsel, under the direction of the General Counsel.
  • Coordinate with outside attorneys.
  • Provide legal advice and support to the General Counsel.
  • Oversee and direct company litigation.
  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements, contracts and policies.

Common Career Paths for Associate General Counsel


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Associate General Counsels who advance into the role of a Vice President and Associate General Counsel are fairly uncommon. Vice Presidents and Associate General Counsels on average earn $194K per year. Career advancement for the typical Associate General Counsel often leads to becoming a General Counsel or a Deputy General Counsel; median salaries in these positions are $12K higher and $35K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Associate General Counsel


Survey results imply that Associate General Counsels deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, and Intellectual Property (IP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 80 percent, 32 percent, and 25 percent, respectively. Those listing Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Legal Research and Litigation Case Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Contract Negotiation also tend to know Regulatory Compliance and Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate General Counsel

Pay by Experience for an Associate General Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate General Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 259 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate General Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 281 salaries. An experienced Associate General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $182,000 based on 267 salaries. An Associate General Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $213,000 based on 98 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $140,131

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Associate General Counsels that is 44 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Associate General Counsels can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+30 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Atlanta (+25 percent), and Philadelphia (+19 percent). Associate General Counsels' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Associate General Counsels in Orlando bring in salaries that are 48 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Los Angeles and Dallas (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Associate General Counsel

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Associate General Counsel Salaries

▲52%

▲30%

▲1%

National Average
$140,000

▼37%

Skills That Affect Associate General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
▲80%

Real Estate
▲32%


Corporate
▲24%



National Average
$140,000







Project Management
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%
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