Late-Career General Counsel Salary

On average, Late-Career General Counsels earn six-figure salaries ($189K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Final cash compensation to Late-Career General Counsels varies from around $131K to approximately $355K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $99K and $44K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Late-Career General Counsels is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$123,648 - $283,411
$120K
$190K
$280K
MEDIAN: $188,649
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$123,648 - $283,411  
   
Bonus
$3,923 - $99,258  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,042  
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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$130,748 - $355,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $207,985

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Late-Career General Counsels will find that Irvine offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 55 percent. Late-Career General Counsels will also find cushy salaries in New York (+40 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), and Denver (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 39 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (18 percent less) and Dallas (5 percent less).

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
▲20%



Contract Negotiation
▼0%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▼0%

National Average
$208,000

Human Resources
▼3%

Corporate Governance
▼3%



Legal Document Review
▼11%

Litigation Case Management
▼13%

Real Estate
▼13%

Legal Research
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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