Wages for Late-Career General Counsels are generous, with average pay above six figures ($188K) per year. Cash earnings for Late-Career General Counsels — which occasionally include more than $99K from bonuses and more than $44K from profit sharing — stretch from around $129K to approximately $349K. 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 figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$122,124 - $274,905
$120K
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MEDIAN: $188,263
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National Salary Data (?
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$122,124 - $274,905  
   
Bonus
$3,938 - $99,116  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,000  
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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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$128,607 - $348,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 395

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $208,370

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For Late-Career General Counsels, working in the bustling city of Irvine has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Late-Career General Counsels can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Denver (+14 percent), and San Francisco (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 40 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Austin and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
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20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
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Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 6%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 3%

Contract Negotiation
0%

Legal Compliance
0%

National Average
$208,000

Human Resources
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Corporate Governance
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Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 6%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 9%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 12%

Real Estate
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Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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