The average pay for a Corporate Lawyer is $86,115 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Corporate Lawyer Total Pay (?
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$49,579 - $210,000
(Median)
50K
86K
160K
210K
MEDIAN: $86,115
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Corporate Lawyer Total Pay (?
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$13.09 - $446.98
(Median)
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450
MEDIAN: $50
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$49,579 - $210,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $45,302  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,000  
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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$49,761 - $287,250  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$150$300$450
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $446.98  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$300K$600K$900K
Bonus
$0.00 - $45,302  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,000  
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).
)
$49,761 - $287,250  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Corporate Lawyer
Corporate lawyers are responsible for all aspects of corporate law practice. This includes all legal processes related to the formation, operation, and governance of a corporation or corporation-like entity such as a limited liability company (LLC), partnership, or alliance. The corporate lawyer may be responsible for helping establish a new corporation, which requires filing articles of incorporation and adhering to all relevant federal, state, and local regulations. Once a corporation has been established, corporate lawyers give advice on its business transactions with other entities and provide advice about regulations, licensing of new technologies, and managomg all legal disputes regarding operations. Corporate lawyers are also responsible for providing advice and planning related to corporate mergers, acquisitions, and other large-scale strategic deals.
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Corporate Lawyer Tasks
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Lawyer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
up arrow 46%
National Average
$98,000
New York
up arrow 24%
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Experience Affects Corporate Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 164%
Experienced
up arrow 52%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$98,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 24%
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Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 11%
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