Experienced Legal Counsel Salary

Salaries for Experienced Legal Counsels are generous, with average pay above six figures ($127K) per year. Cash earnings for Experienced Legal Counsels — including $60K in bonuses and $131K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $85K to $239K depending on individual performance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Experienced Legal Counsels like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$84,835 - $206,874
$85K
$130K
$210K
MEDIAN: $126,950
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$0$239K
Salary $84,835 - $206,874
Bonus $1,546 - $60,200
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $130,893
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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$85,072 - $239,035
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 161

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $140,880

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Experienced Legal Counsels will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Experienced Legal Counsels will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent) and Houston (+21 percent).

Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Skills That Affect Legal Counsel Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
▲5%

Litigation Case Management
▲4%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲4%

National Average
$141,000


Legal Compliance
▼2%

Legal Document Review
▼2%

Legal Research
▼2%

Corporate Governance
▼2%

Contract Management
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%
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