General Counsel in Houston, Texas Salary

The average salary for a General Counsel in Houston, Texas is $177,177 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$90,604 - $253,419
$91K
$170K
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MEDIAN: $173,163
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Salary $90,604 - $253,419
Bonus $0.00 - $98,264
Profit Sharing $0.00
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$90,604 - $293,627
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

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Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

Pay by Experience for a General Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level General Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $207,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $217,000 based on 10 salaries. A 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 $205,000 based on 15 salaries.

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
47%
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲11%

▲10%

National Average
$186,000

Entry-Level
▼49%

Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Contract Management
▲15%

Complex Litigation Case Management
▲11%



National Average
$186,000

Regulatory Compliance
▼1%

Litigation Case Management
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 4%
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