An Experienced General Counsel earns an average salary of $173,950 per year.

$104,373 - $258,690
(Median)
$100K
$170K
$260K
MEDIAN: $173,950
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$73.13 - $162.13
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MEDIAN: $75.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$104,373 - $258,690  
   
Bonus
$2,581 - $78,671  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,639  
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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$109,875 - $318,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$75.61  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Bonus
$2,581 - $78,671  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,639  
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).
)
$109,875 - $318,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Corporate
up arrow 9%


Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Corporate Governance
up arrow 2%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$189,000

Legal Compliance
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
up arrow 4%


Legal Document Review
up arrow 6%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 8%

Legal Research
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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