Late-Career General Counsel Salary

Late-Career General Counsels can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $191K) surpassing six figures annually. Total incomes of Late-Career General Counsels incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $100K from bonuses and close to $48K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $136K and $357K. Work is enjoyable for Late-Career General Counsels, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Late-Career General Counsels (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$127,504 - $287,570
$130K
$190K
$290K
MEDIAN: $190,794
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$127,504 - $287,570  
   
Bonus
$3,945 - $99,896  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $47,500  
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).
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$136,021 - $357,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 418

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $211,509

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Late-Career General Counsels will find that Irvine offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Late-Career General Counsels can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+38 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Denver (+12 percent). Late-Career General Counsels in Pittsburgh earn salaries far below the national average by 40 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Dallas (19 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
▲18%



National Average
$212,000

Intellectual Property (IP)
▼1%

Contract Negotiation
▼2%

Corporate Governance
▼4%

Human Resources
▼5%



Legal Document Review
▼12%

Litigation Case Management
▼15%

Real Estate
▼15%

Legal Research
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%
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