The average salary for a Legal Executive /General Counsel is $145,589 per year.

$47,010 - $229,738
$47K
$150K
$230K
MEDIAN: $145,589
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Salary
$47,010 - $229,738  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $97,872  
Profit Sharing
$23,000  
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$47,010 - $260,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Legal Executive /General Counsel

The legal executive/general counsel is an attorney who offers advice on legal strategies and logistics for the company. They usually head a legal department, and that department advises and and oversees company compliance with current laws regarding labor and commercial operation. The general counsel holds an executive position within an organization; in most companies, the general counsel is part of the board that oversees company activities.

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Legal Executive /General Counsel Tasks

  • Oversee the legal affairs of a company/division.
  • Manage outside counsel.
  • Advise company's management on legal issues.
  • Direct legal staff operations, business planning and budget development.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Executive /General Counsel

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Legal Executive /General Counsel

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Legal Executive /General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$146,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
up arrow 55%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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