Late-Career General Counsel Salary

Salaries for Late-Career General Counsels are generous, with average pay above six figures ($187K) per year. Total cash compensation to Late-Career General Counsels bottoms out near $119K and approaches $326K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $81K from bonuses and almost $74K from profit sharing. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Late-Career General Counsels greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Late-Career General Counsels report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$112,241 - $260,998
MEDIAN: $186,550

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$112,241 - $260,998  
$0.00 - $80,811  
Profit Sharing
$2,959 - $74,497  
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).
$119,279 - $326,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 473
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Pay Difference by Location

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Late-Career General Counsels, 34 percent above the national average. Late-Career General Counsels will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+28 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 19 percent below the national average. Workers in Dallas and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Late-Career General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 28%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 17%

Contract Negotiation
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Human Resources
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National Average

Complex Litigation Case Management
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Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Contract Management
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Regulatory Compliance
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Litigation Case Management
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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 85 votes.


29 %
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%