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Late-Career General Counsel Salary

Generous salaries abound for Late-Career General Counsels , with average pay above six figures ($187K) per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $76K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $118K and hits $321K on the high end. Most Late-Career General Counsels like their work and job satisfaction is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Late-Career General Counsels who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$109,957 - $261,288
MEDIAN: $186,529

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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.
$109,957 - $261,288  
$0.00 - $76,240  
Profit Sharing
$2,936 - $76,522  
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).
$118,061 - $320,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 454

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Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for Late-Career General Counsels that is 45 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Late-Career General Counsels will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+29 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), Atlanta (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+20 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Late-Career General Counsels is geography, with workers in Indianapolis earning a whopping 34 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas and Salt Lake City (20 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Late-Career General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 34%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 21%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Contract Management
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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


27 %
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%