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Legal Executive /General Counsel Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Legal Executive /General Counsel is $99,339 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$52,384 - $178,835
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$52,384 - $178,835  
   
Bonus
$255.32 - $49,889  
Profit Sharing
$12,250 - $40,000  
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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$51,395 - $194,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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
  • Advise company's management on legal issues.
  • Direct legal staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Oversee the legal affairs of a company/division.
  • Manage outside counsel.

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Experience Affects Legal Executive /General Counsel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%
National Average
$102,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 8%