Legal Executive /General Counsel Salary

The average salary for a Legal Executive /General Counsel is $116,171 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$53,799 - $174,574

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$53,799 - $174,574  
$243.61 - $41,022  
Profit Sharing
$9,858 - $20,347  
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$51,960 - $193,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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.


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

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


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Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 8%