The average salary for an Entry-Level Corporate Counsel is $90,120 per year. A skill in Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience is associated with high pay for this job.

$60,897 - $131,279
(Median)
$61K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,120
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$30.00 - $55.00
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,897 - $131,279  
   
Bonus
$1,990 - $20,823  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$62,637 - $147,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 522
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$33.00  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,990 - $20,823  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,590  
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).
)
$62,637 - $147,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,867

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Corporate Counsel Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Corporate Counsel in San Francisco:
"Learn Your Business, Learn Your Product."
It is absolutely impossible to be a truly effective corporate counsel without understanding your business and your product intimately. It is easy to bury yourself in pure legal work but you should always make sure that you ask questions and learn everything there is to learn about your company.

Corporate Counsel in Phoenix:
"Learning Curve."
Learning the ins and outs of your position and the organization takes time, but it is well worth it. Get to know the departments within the organization. They will rely on you, so a good working relationship is key. Learn from more experienced attorneys around you, especially those who have been in-house for an extended time.

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Skills That Affect Corporate Counsel Salaries

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
up arrow 19%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 6%

Corporate Governance
up arrow 5%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$95,000

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%



Real Estate
up arrow 7%

Legal Research
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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