General Counsel Salary with Legal Research skills

General Counsels with Legal Research skills can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $117K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of General Counsels with Legal Research skills, overall income ranges from $70K near the bottom to $222K at the top; this can include more than $41K from bonuses and more than $88K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men account for the majority of General Counsels with Legal Research skills who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,485 - $200,983
MEDIAN: $116,651

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$68,485 - $200,983  
$0.00 - $40,684  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $88,084  
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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).
$70,409 - $221,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

General Counsels with Legal Research skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $82K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $105K. General Counsels with Legal Research skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $154K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $173K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.


39 %
61 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%