General Counsel Salary in New York

A General Counsel in New York, New York earns an average salary of $195,014 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$96,022 - $298,757
MEDIAN: $195,013

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$96,022 - $298,757  
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$98,983 - $351,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%

National Average

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 4%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 6%

Contract Management
up arrow 14%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 25%

Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


30 %
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%