General Counsel in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

The average salary for a General Counsel in Boston, Massachusetts is $162,945 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Complex Litigation Case Management, Legal Research, Intellectual Property (IP), Regulatory Compliance, and Legal Compliance. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$78,711 - $267,949
MEDIAN: $162,944

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$80,291 - $313,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
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Legal Research
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Intellectual Property (IP)
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Regulatory Compliance
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Legal Compliance
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National Average

Contract Negotiation
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Contract Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


43 %
57 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 13%