The average pay for a Corporate Counsel is $108,682 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Corporate Counsel Total Pay (?
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$67,654 - $162,474
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MEDIAN: $108,682
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Corporate Counsel Total Pay (?
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$23.27 - $57.15
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$67,654 - $162,474  
   
Bonus
$2,051 - $32,916  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $25,838  
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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$69,204 - $185,649  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$23.27 - $57.15  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $197.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$2,051 - $32,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $25,838  
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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$69,204 - $185,649  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,424
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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
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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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
$117,000
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Miami
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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
$117,000

Skills That Affect Corporate Counsel Salaries

National Average
$117,000
Contract Negotiation
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Legal Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 318 votes.
Gender
Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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