General Counsel Salary with Legal Research skills

Salaries for General Counsels with Legal Research skills are generous, with average pay above six figures ($117K) per year. With some bonuses approaching $40K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $89K, overall incomes of General Counsels with Legal Research skills spread between $70K and $222K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, General Counsels with Legal Research skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. More than half of General Counsels with Legal Research skills (62 percent) survey respondents are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$68,299 - $201,998

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Salary
$68,299 - $201,998  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,226  
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).
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$70,248 - $222,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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.


For many General Counsels with Legal Research skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Inexperienced workers earn around $81K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $104K. On average, General Counsels with Legal Research skills make $164K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $176K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects General Counsel with Legal Research skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

National Average
$121,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%
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