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Deputy General Counsel Salary

Deputy General Counsels in the United States can expect to earn an average of $151K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Deputy General Counsels (64 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$90,012 - $225,686
(Median)
$90K
$150K
$230K
MEDIAN: $150,767
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Salary
$90,012 - $225,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $69,156  
Profit Sharing
$1,730 - $47,000  
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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$90,188 - $268,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
United States (change)

Job Description for Deputy General Counsel

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

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Deputy General Counsels report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Contract Negotiation command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Deputy General Counsel

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $88K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $142K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Deputy General Counsels make $186K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Deputy General Counsels report making only $185K on average.

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Experience Affects Deputy General Counsel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$160,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 45%

Skills That Affect Deputy General Counsel Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 25%

National Average
$160,000

Legal Compliance
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%