Experienced Legal Counsel Salary

Experienced Legal Counsels see excellent average salaries — about $128K annually. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Legal Counsels stretch from $85K on the lower end to $225K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $55K from bonuses and $133K from profit sharing. Women Experienced Legal Counsels who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for Experienced Legal Counsels is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$84,032 - $203,895
$84K
$130K
$200K
MEDIAN: $127,995
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$84,032 - $203,895  
   
Bonus
$2,000 - $55,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $133,154  
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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$84,895 - $224,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $141,626

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For Experienced Legal Counsels, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Experienced Legal Counsels will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent) and Houston (+21 percent).

Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
10-19 years
86%
20 years or more
14%
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Skills That Affect Legal Counsel Salaries

Litigation Case Management
▲4%

Regulatory Compliance
▲4%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲3%

National Average
$142,000


Legal Compliance
▼2%

Legal Document Review
▼3%

Legal Research
▼3%

Corporate Governance
▼3%

Contract Management
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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