Experienced Corporate Counsels can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $136K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Experienced Corporate Counsels bottoms out near $99K and approaches $226K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $48K from bonuses and almost $51K from profit sharing. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$96,281 - $184,799
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MEDIAN: $135,637
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$45.48 - $77.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$96,281 - $184,799  
   
Bonus
$983 - $48,113  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $50,868  
Total Pay (?
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$98,994 - $225,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$47.11  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$983 - $48,113  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $50,868  
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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$98,994 - $225,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Key Stats for Corporate Counsel

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
10-19 years
89%
20 years or more
11%
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Skills That Affect Corporate Counsel Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 11%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$144,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Corporate Governance
up arrow 4%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Contract Management
up arrow 7%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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