Corporate Counsel Salary (United States)

A Corporate Counsel earns an average salary of $109,809 per year. A skill in Real Estate is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Corporate Counsel Total Pay (?
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$68,728 - $163,852
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MEDIAN: $109,809
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Corporate Counsel Total Pay (?
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$16.83 - $57.23
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$68,728 - $163,852  
   
Bonus
$2,003 - $33,999  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $32,000  
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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$70,132 - $188,004  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.83 - $57.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,003 - $33,999  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $32,000  
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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$70,132 - $188,004  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,353
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Job Description for Corporate Counsel
Corporate counsel work with sales, marketing, and operations by offering appropriate legal and non-legal advice. These professionals are generally retained to work as a legal agent for the business entity.
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Corporate Counsel Tasks
  • Negotiate and draft commercial contracts.
  • Handle complaints and compliance matters.
  • Provide legal guidance to business and technical departments.
  • Conduct research on legal matters.
  • Work with regulators on business and regulatory issues.
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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Counsel
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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San Jose
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Houston
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Phoenix
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Dallas
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Boston
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Atlanta
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National Average
$118,000
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Washington
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Kansas City
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Denver
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Corporate Counsel Salaries

National Average
$118,000

Skills That Affect Corporate Counsel Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 18%
Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
up arrow 1%
National Average
$118,000
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 3%
Corporate
up arrow 7%
Legal Research
up arrow 33%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 35%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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