Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salary (United States)

An Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) earns an average salary of $95,551 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salary (?
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$55,078 - $154,543
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $95,550
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Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salary (?
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$11.30 - $248.32
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MEDIAN: $90
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,078 - $154,543  
   
Bonus
$975 - $35,037  
Profit Sharing
$2,215 - $15,893  
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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$54,790 - $179,928  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $248.32  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$975 - $35,037  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,215 - $15,893  
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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$54,790 - $179,928  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)

Positions as an attorney/lawyer (corporate, in-house) are available in a wide variety of industries and companies, as almost any company that is large enough to warrant in-house counsel will hire these attorneys. The exact duties performed by these attorneys vary based on the company’s industry and needs, but typical tasks include handling brokerage agreements, non-disclosure agreements, contract reviews, and transactional support. Counseling and negotiation support are also necessary, as is non-litigation dispute resolution. The attorney/lawyer (corporate, in-house) also works with other attorneys representing the company, and they have regular contact with clients and management.
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Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Tasks
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Industry is somewhat saturated. I had a job before I went to law school, which helps. If I had it to do over, I would have gone sooner.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$101,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%
National Average
$101,000
Legal Research
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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