General Counsel Salary with Legal Research skills

Salaries for General Counsels with Legal Research skills are generous, with average pay above six figures ($117K) per year. Overall cash earnings for General Counsels with Legal Research skills stretch from $70K on the lower end to $223K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $40K from bonuses and $89K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of General Counsels with Legal Research skills (61 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$68,119 - $202,269
(Median)
$68K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $116,845
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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.
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Salary
$68,119 - $202,269  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,355  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $88,769  
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).
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$70,085 - $222,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel with Legal Research skills

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $81K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $104K. General Counsels with Legal Research skills see a median salary of $164K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $176K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects General Counsel with Legal Research skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

National Average
$121,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%
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