General Counsel with Legal Research Skills Salary
General Counsels with Legal Research skills can expect to earn an average of $126K annually. Total cash compensation to General Counsels with Legal Research skills bottoms out near $73K and approaches $232K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $59K from bonuses and almost $88K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men make up the majority of General Counsels with Legal Research skills (68 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $80K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $124K. General Counsels with Legal Research skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $153K. 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 $178K.