The average pay for a General Counsel in Washington, District of Columbia is $189,428 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Intellectual Property (IP) and Legal Compliance. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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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Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
055
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%


National Average
$196,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 38%

Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 12%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 10%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 10%

Contract Management
up arrow 7%

Legal Research
up arrow 7%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 7%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$196,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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