Corporate Attorney Salary

The average salary for a Corporate Attorney is $98,244 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$57,347 - $173,581
(Median)
$57K
$98K
$170K
MEDIAN: $98,243
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90%

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$13.32 - $494.93
(Median)
$13
$61
$490
MEDIAN: $61.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$57,347 - $173,581  
   
Bonus
$991 - $30,227  
Profit Sharing
$2.14 - $44,385  
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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$60,092 - $196,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $494.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$23.81  
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$991 - $30,227  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.14 - $44,385  
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).
)
$60,092 - $196,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Corporate Attorney

Corporate lawyers can serve as advisers to business executives, or they may represent a corporation in court. They draft business contracts and amendments. They are involved in various matters, such as company’s mergers, employee benefits, and corporate compliance. They also handle human resources issues and represent their companies when they are sued by employees. They work on behalf of their employers in matters pertaining to patent infringement and customers’ lawsuits. They negotiate and draft license service agreements and buyer/seller agreements.

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Corporate Attorney 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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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Attorney

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

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Experience Affects Corporate Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 66%



National Average
$104,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Attorney Salaries

Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$104,000

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 9%



Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 18%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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