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Entry-Level General Counsel Salary

An Entry-Level General Counsel earns an average salary of $86,178 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Intellectual Property (IP) and Complex Litigation Case Management.

$54,209 - $147,089
MEDIAN: $86,178

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$54,209 - $147,089  
$0.00 - $29,479  
Profit Sharing
$1,323 - $19,653  
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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).
$54,833 - $155,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level General Counsel Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 23%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 19%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 6%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 5%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Contract Management

National Average

Legal Research
up arrow 8%

Human Resources
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.


33 %
67 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 15%