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General Counsel Salary in San Francisco

The average pay for a General Counsel in San Francisco, California is $187,333 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Regulatory Compliance, Intellectual Property (IP), Contract Negotiation, and Legal Compliance. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$107,659 - $293,614
MEDIAN: $187,332

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$107,659 - $293,614  
$0.00 - $51,447  
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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).
$108,090 - $318,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Experience Affects General Counsel in San Francisco, California Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect General Counsel in San Francisco, California Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 25%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 23%

Contract Negotiation
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Legal Compliance
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

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


64 %
36 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 9%