The average salary for an Entry-Level Corporate Counsel is $91,105 per year. A skill in Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience is associated with high pay for this job.

$60,738 - $132,203
$61K
$91K
$130K
MEDIAN: $91,105
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$30.52 - $50.00
$35
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,738 - $132,203  
   
Bonus
$2,009 - $21,849  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,000  
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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$63,266 - $147,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 540
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$35.00  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,009 - $21,849  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,000  
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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$63,266 - $147,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,073

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Corporate Counsel Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Corporate Counsel

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
073
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
25%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Corporate Counsel Salaries

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
up arrow 17%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 9%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 5%

Corporate Governance
up arrow 4%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%


National Average
$96,000



Legal Research
up arrow 6%


Real Estate
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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