The average pay for a General Counsel in San Francisco, California is $198,837 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Complex Litigation Case Management, Contract Management, Corporate Governance, and Human Resources. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$151,348 - $291,539
MEDIAN: $198,837

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$154,291 - $339,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 29%

Contract Management
up arrow 21%

Corporate Governance
up arrow 18%

Human Resources
up arrow 14%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%

National Average

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 5%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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


40 %
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 10%