Late-Career General Counsel Salary

On average, Late-Career General Counsels earn six-figure salaries ($186K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $78K, total cash payment to Late-Career General Counsels can bottom out at $120K or peak near $323K. Most Late-Career General Counsels like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Late-Career General Counsels who answered the questionnnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$113,330 - $259,855

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National Salary Data (?
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$113,330 - $259,855  
$0.00 - $78,211  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $75,000  
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).
$119,884 - $322,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 474
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Pay Difference by Location

For Late-Career General Counsels, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Late-Career General Counsels will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+24 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Denver (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (17 percent lower) and Philadelphia (14 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Late-Career General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
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Intellectual Property (IP)
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Contract Negotiation
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Human Resources
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National Average

Complex Litigation Case Management
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Contract Management
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Regulatory Compliance
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Litigation Case Management
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Legal Compliance
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Legal Research
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Real Estate
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.


29 %
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%