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General Counsel Salary with Legal Research skills

Wages for General Counsels with Legal Research skills are generous, with average pay above six figures ($118K) per year. Final cash compensation to General Counsels with Legal Research skills varies from around $70K to approximately $224K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $41K and $89K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for General Counsels with Legal Research skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$68,485 - $201,731
MEDIAN: $117,616

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$68,485 - $201,731  
$0.00 - $40,822  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $88,769  
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).
$70,409 - $223,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197

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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $81K 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 $164K. 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 $177K.

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Experience Affects General Counsel with Legal Research skills Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


40 %
60 %

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: 61% employee benefits None: 13%