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Deputy General Counsel Salary

Compensation for Deputy General Counsels in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($152K). Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Deputy General Counsels like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Deputy General Counsels are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$90,359 - $228,426
MEDIAN: $152,320

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$90,359 - $228,426  
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$13,757 - $15,484  
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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).
$89,114 - $274,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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.

Common Career Paths for Deputy General Counsel

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Deputy General Counsels' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like General Counsel. Median pay for General Counsels is $149K.

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Deputy General Counsels report a narrow range of specific skills. Intellectual Property and Contract Negotiation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Deputy General Counsel

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

Deputy General Counsels who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $88K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $149K. Deputy General Counsels with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $181K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $193K.

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Experience Affects Deputy General Counsel Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Deputy General Counsel Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
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Contract Negotiation
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National Average

Legal Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


34 %
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%