Deputy General Counsel Salary

The average Deputy General Counsel in the United States earns approximately $194K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a large number get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction for Deputy General Counsels is high. Male Deputy General Counsels are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals.

$97,164 - $252,114
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MEDIAN: $193,871
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Salary
$97,164 - $252,114  
   
Bonus
$4,955 - $74,189  
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
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$94,679 - $309,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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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As Deputy General Counsels transition into upper-level roles like General Counsel, they may see a sharp decline in salary. General Counsels will usually earn $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
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
28%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Deputy General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲4%

National Average
$212,000

Mid-Career
▼23%

Entry-Level
▼61%

Skills That Affect Deputy General Counsel Salaries

People Management
▲5%

Corporate Governance
▲3%


Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$212,000

Legal Compliance
▼1%

Litigation Case Management
▼7%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 6%