General Counsel with Legal Research Skills Salary

General Counsels with Legal Research skills pull down an average of $123K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of General Counsels with Legal Research skills (69 percent) who took the survey are men. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most General Counsels with Legal Research skills report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,490 - $214,771
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MEDIAN: $123,002
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$70,490 - $214,771  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,586  
Profit Sharing
$19,166  
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$72,394 - $227,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191

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Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

Pay by Experience for a General Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level General Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 74 salaries. A General Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $177,000 based on 36 salaries.

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

▲15%

National Average
$126,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 7%