Deputy General Counsel Salary

Earnings for Deputy General Counsels in the United States come in at around $193K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Deputy General Counsels is high. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. More than half of Deputy General Counsels (65 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$99,242 - $253,424
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MEDIAN: $192,670
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$99,242 - $253,424  
   
Bonus
$4,880 - $73,765  
Profit Sharing
$25,000  
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$96,293 - $306,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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Job Description for Deputy General Counsel

Businesses which file or face lawsuits, or need advice regarding legal issues, refer to a "general counsel." The deputy general counsel is, in most situations, the backup general counsel who works underneath a more experienced attorney to perform necessary legal work, which may include appearing in court or preparing for legal proceedings.

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Deputy General Counsel Tasks

  • Provide counsel and representation in areas such as torts, administrative proceedings, public records, contracts, and more.
  • Coordinate with external legal counsel as necessary.
  • Prepare and prosecute claims against others, and present status reports on progress.
  • Prepare witnesses, conduct relevant research, and draft pleadings and briefs.

Common Career Paths for Deputy General Counsel


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Deputy General Counsels' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like General Counsel. The typical income for a General Counsel is $153K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Deputy General Counsel

Pay by Experience for a Deputy General Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level Deputy General Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Deputy General Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $163,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Deputy General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $220,000 based on 79 salaries. A Deputy General Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $254,000 based on 36 salaries.

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Key Stats for Deputy General Counsel

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Deputy General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲4%

National Average
$211,000

Mid-Career
▼23%

Entry-Level
▼61%

Skills That Affect Deputy General Counsel Salaries

People Management
▲5%

Corporate Governance
▲3%


Legal Compliance
▼0%

Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$211,000

Litigation Case Management
▼7%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 6%
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