General Counsel Salary with Legal Research skills

Generous salaries abound for General Counsels with Legal Research skills , with average pay above six figures ($118K) per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most General Counsels with Legal Research skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$67,659 - $201,193
MEDIAN: $117,611

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$67,659 - $201,193  
$0.00 - $41,506  
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$1,150 - $70,000  
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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).
$69,610 - $222,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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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.

General Counsels with Legal Research skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $81K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $105K. General Counsels with Legal Research skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $157K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $174K.

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Experience Affects General Counsel with Legal Research skills Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


41 %
59 %

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: 60% employee benefits None: 13%