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General Counsel Salary in New York

A General Counsel in New York, New York earns an average salary of $187,389 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$95,785 - $296,777
MEDIAN: $187,389

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$95,785 - $296,777  
$3,878 - $77,347  
Profit Sharing
$7,500 - $56,500  
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).
$98,633 - $346,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel in New York, New York

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects General Counsel in New York, New York Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect General Counsel in New York, New York Salaries

Legal Compliance
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National Average

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 6%

Human Resources
up arrow 6%

Contract Management
up arrow 11%

Regulatory Compliance
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Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 28%

Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

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


29 %
71 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%