Experienced General Counsel Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Experienced General Counsel is $160,084 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Intellectual Property (IP), Regulatory Compliance, Corporate, and Complex Litigation Case Management.
Experienced General Counsel Salary (?
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$97,274 - $242,256
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National Salary Data

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$97,274 - $242,256  
   
Bonus
$967 - $79,698  
Profit Sharing
$3,200 - $50,000  
Total Pay (?
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$99,516 - $292,048  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 635
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Boston
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San Francisco
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Nashville
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Chicago
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Raleigh
up arrow 7%
Houston
up arrow 6%
Los Angeles
up arrow 6%
Austin
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Dallas
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Tampa
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Washington
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National Average
$176,000
Salt Lake City
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Denver
up arrow 15%
Miami
up arrow 15%
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Skills That Affect Experienced General Counsel Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 22%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 20%
Corporate
up arrow 16%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 13%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%
Contract Management
up arrow 3%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%
National Average
$176,000
Legal Research
up arrow 18%

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Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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