The average salary for a Legal Counsel in Washington, District of Columbia is $100,839 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Contract Negotiation and Regulatory Compliance.

$63,023 - $206,084
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MEDIAN: $100,838
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$63,023 - $206,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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Experience Affects Legal Counsel Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$102,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Legal Counsel Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 77%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 19%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

National Average
$102,000

Legal Document Review
up arrow 8%

Legal Research
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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