The average pay for a General Counsel in Washington, District of Columbia is $192,419 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$102,857 - $255,321
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$102,857 - $321,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%


National Average
$205,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 40%

Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 7%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 7%

Contract Management
up arrow 5%

Legal Research
up arrow 5%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 5%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$205,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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