Entry-Level General Counsel Salary

An Entry-Level General Counsel earns an average salary of $93,678 per year. A skill in Corporate Governance is associated with high pay for this job.

$56,309 - $158,234
$56K
$94K
$160K
MEDIAN: $93,678
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Salary
$56,309 - $158,234  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $23,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Commission
$14,250  
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).
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$57,846 - $163,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202

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National Average: $97,747

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General Counsel Advice

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General Counsel in Dayton:
"Corporate attorney specializing in health care law."
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General Counsel in Dayton:
"Corporate attorney specializing in health care law."
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General Counsel in Salt Lake City:
"General Counsel - Vice President."
As general counsel, it is important to have not only good legal skills, but also you are usually a member of upper management. It is imperative to understand the legal and business needs of the business and to be an active participant in resolving problems and building the business. This requires general counsel to take a proprietary interest in the success of the business. Also, this is a position which benefits enormous from a broad range and extended time of experience and the attendant understanding, insight and maturity. General counsel also be very good at supervising and coordinating the work of different persons and work groups both in terms of day-to-day business and longer range plans and projects. General counsel must be able to prioritize and "juggle multiple balls" so to speak, because there often is not time to carefully analyze and research for the decisions that must be made on a daily basis.

General Counsel in utah:
"Take the initiative and to best build the business."
As General Counsel, it is important to have not only good legal skills, but also you are usually a member of upper level, executive management. It is imperative to understand the legal and business needs of the business and to be an active participant in resolving problems and building the business. This requires General Counsel to take a proprietary interest in the success of the business. Also, this is a position which benefits enormous from a broad range and extended time of experience and the attendant understanding, insight and maturity that comes with such experience. General Counsel also be very good at supervising and coordinating the work of different persons and work groups both in terms of day-to-day business and longer range plans and projects. General Counsel must be able to prioritize and "juggle multiple balls" so to speak, because there often is not time to carefully analyze and research for the decisions that must be made on a daily basis.

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
26%
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Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Corporate Governance
▲15%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲6%

Litigation Case Management
▲6%

Contract Negotiation
▲4%

Regulatory Compliance
▲4%

Complex Litigation Case Management
▲4%

National Average
$98,000

Legal Compliance
▼1%

Contract Management
▼4%

Legal Document Review
▼6%

Legal Research
▼10%

Human Resources
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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