General Counsel with Legal Research Skills Salary

Generous salaries abound for General Counsels with Legal Research skills , with average pay above six figures ($117K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $44K and $87K, respectively — total cash payment to General Counsels with Legal Research skills can bottom out near $71K or peak near $224K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of General Counsels with Legal Research skills are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,813 - $201,785
(Median)
$69K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $116,554
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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. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $80K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $103K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $147K. General Counsels with Legal Research skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $177K.

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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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