Corporate Counsel Salary (United States)

A Corporate Counsel earns an average salary of $109,734 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 Salary (?
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$68,421 - $164,280
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $109,733
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Corporate Counsel Salary (?
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$20.90 - $67.50
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$68,421 - $164,280  
   
Bonus
$1,945 - $31,000  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $34,000  
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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$70,009 - $187,976  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.90 - $67.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $88.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,945 - $31,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$996 - $34,000  
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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$70,009 - $187,976  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Counsel

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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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Seattle
up arrow 28%
up arrow 26%
San Jose
up arrow 20%
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Phoenix
up arrow 13%
Washington
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
0%
National Average
$117,000
Boston
up arrow 1%
Dallas
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Chicago
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Kansas City
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Denver
up arrow 9%
Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Corporate Counsel Salaries

National Average
$117,000

Skills That Affect Corporate Counsel Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 15%
Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
up arrow 2%
Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$117,000
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 3%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%
Corporate
up arrow 4%
Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 10%
Contract Management
up arrow 19%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 24%
Legal Research
up arrow 30%

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
36%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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