General Counsel with Legal Research Skills Salary

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 $71K on the lower end to $224K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $44K from bonuses and $87K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of General Counsels with Legal Research skills are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Counsels with Legal Research skills. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$68,813 - $201,785
(Median)
$69K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $116,554
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$68,813 - $201,785  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $44,385  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $87,262  
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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$71,202 - $223,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 269
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Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

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


General Counsels with Legal Research skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $80K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $103K. General Counsels with Legal Research skills bring in $147K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $177K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$121,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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