The average salary for a Corporate Attorney is $98,967 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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$61,343 - $178,338
$61K
$99K
$180K
MEDIAN: $98,967
10%
50%
90%

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$22.50 - $305.00
$85
MEDIAN: $85.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$61,343 - $178,338  
   
Bonus
$1,189 - $44,385  
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $90,000  
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).
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$61,511 - $207,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$85.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$23.81  
Overtime
$267.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,189 - $44,385  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $90,000  
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).
)
$61,511 - $207,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

  • 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.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • 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.

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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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Key Stats for Corporate Attorney

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Corporate Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 85%



National Average
$104,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Attorney Salaries

National Average
$104,000




Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 8%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 17%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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