Late-Career General Counsel Salary

Late-Career General Counsels receive generous compensation — earning an average of $188K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Late-Career General Counsels — including $82K in bonuses and $73K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $121K to $330K depending on individual performance. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Late-Career General Counsels report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Late-Career General Counsels greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$116,879 - $267,770
MEDIAN: $187,938

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National Salary Data (?
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$116,879 - $267,770  
$0.00 - $81,903  
Profit Sharing
$2,990 - $72,719  
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).
$121,352 - $329,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 503
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Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for Late-Career General Counsels that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Late-Career General Counsels will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Atlanta (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Workers in Dallas and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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

Regulatory Compliance
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Complex Litigation Case Management
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Legal Compliance
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Contract Management
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Litigation Case Management
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Real Estate
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Legal Research
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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: 62% employee benefits None: 10%