Late-Career General Counsel Salary

Late-Career General Counsels can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $187K) surpassing six figures annually. 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Late-Career General Counsels who answered the questionnnaire. 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 (?
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$112,241 - $260,998  
$0.00 - $80,673  
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 473
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Pay Difference by Location

For Late-Career General Counsels, Boston provides a pay rate that is 34 percent greater than 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). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Philadelphia (17 percent lower and 14 percent lower, 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
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

National Average

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Contract Management
up arrow 3%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 14%

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%