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Entry-Level General Counsel Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level General Counsel earns an average salary of $81,966 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Intellectual Property (IP) and Complex Litigation Case Management.
Entry-Level General Counsel Salary (?
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$54,059 - $146,019
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$54,059 - $146,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,078  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $20,347  
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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$54,698 - $155,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level General Counsel Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 29%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 23%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 8%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 3%
Contract Management
up arrow 3%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%
National Average
$85,000
Legal Research
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 16%