Legal Executive /General Counsel Salary

The average salary for a Legal Executive /General Counsel is $144,088 per year.

$46,187 - $237,804
$46K
$140K
$240K
MEDIAN: $144,088
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Salary
$46,187 - $237,804  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $97,872  
Profit Sharing
$23,000  
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$46,187 - $271,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Executive /General Counsel

Pay by Experience for a Legal Executive /General Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Executive /General Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Executive /General Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Legal Executive /General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $195,000 based on 12 salaries. A Legal Executive /General Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $201,000 based on 7 salaries.

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
12%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Legal Executive /General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲34%

National Average
$145,000

Mid-Career
▼15%

Entry-Level
▼54%

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
12%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 14%
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