Entry-Level Legal Counsel Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Counsel is $87,526 per year. A skill in Contract Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$58,527 - $132,396
$59K
$88K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,526
10%
50%
90%

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$21.84 - $40.00
$25
MEDIAN: $25.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,527 - $132,396  
   
Bonus
$2,023 - $22,654  
Profit Sharing
$869 - $27,575  
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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$57,735 - $148,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.00  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,023 - $22,654  
   
Profit Sharing
$869 - $27,575  
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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$57,735 - $148,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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National Average: $91,894

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Legal Counsel Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Legal Counsel in San Francisco:
"Billable Hours When Working At A Law Firm."
Ability to push back and ask for clarity from internal employees seeking answers to legal questions. As you are working with groups from non-legal backgrounds they do not understand the need for detailed understanding of the issue in order to appropriately address it.

Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
28%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Legal Counsel Salaries

Contract Management
▲22%



Corporate Governance
▲6%

Regulatory Compliance
▲2%

National Average
$92,000


Litigation Case Management
▼4%


Legal Document Review
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%