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Entry-Level General Counsel Salary

An Entry-Level General Counsel earns an average salary of $86,541 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Intellectual Property (IP) and Complex Litigation Case Management.

$54,705 - $147,559
MEDIAN: $86,540

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$54,705 - $147,559  
$0.00 - $29,233  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $17,750  
Total Pay (?
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).
$55,450 - $156,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level General Counsel Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 22%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 20%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 8%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Contract Management

National Average

Human Resources
up arrow 5%

Legal Research
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


34 %
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%