General Counsel with Legal Research Skills Salary

An average General Counsel with Legal Research skills can expect to take home roughly $122K annually. Total cash compensation to General Counsels with Legal Research skills approaches anywhere from $73K on the lower end to $234K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $51K from bonuses and upwards of $89K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, General Counsels with Legal Research skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of General Counsels with Legal Research skills (65 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$70,939 - $213,483
$71K
$120K
$210K
MEDIAN: $122,225
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Salary
$70,939 - $213,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,575  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $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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$73,207 - $234,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 207

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Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of General Counsels with Legal Research skills. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $89K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $121K. General Counsels with Legal Research skills see a median salary of $149K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $178K on average.

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$125,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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