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. In the world of General Counsels with Legal Research skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $40K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $89K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $71K and $224K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of General Counsels with Legal Research skills (61 percent) survey respondents. For the most part, General Counsels with Legal Research skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,384 - $203,114
(Median)
$69K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $116,845
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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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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$69,384 - $203,114  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,485  
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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$71,197 - $223,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The relatively untested earn a median of $81K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $104K. General Counsels with Legal Research skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $168K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $177K, 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 46%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

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
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%
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