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Late-Career General Counsel Salary

Salaries for Late-Career General Counsels are generous, with average pay above six figures ($186K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $76K, total cash payment to Late-Career General Counsels can bottom out at $119K or peak near $319K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Late-Career General Counsels are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$112,075 - $259,695
MEDIAN: $186,146

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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.
$112,075 - $259,695  
$0.00 - $76,133  
Profit Sharing
$2,936 - $75,503  
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).
$118,990 - $319,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458

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Pay Difference by Location

For Late-Career General Counsels, Boston provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Late-Career General Counsels will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+29 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), Atlanta (+23 percent), and Denver (+17 percent). Late-Career General Counsels in Pittsburgh make 38 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Dallas (34 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Late-Career General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 34%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 19%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Contract Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.


28 %
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%