Legal Executive /General Counsel Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Legal Executive /General Counsel is $100,153 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Legal Executive /General Counsel Total Pay (?
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$51,394 - $177,125
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$51,394 - $177,125  
   
Bonus
$515 - $49,551  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $20,000  
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$52,029 - $190,799  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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
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Late-Career
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National Average
$102,000
Mid-Career
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Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 8%
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