Legal Executive /General Counsel Salary

The average salary for a Legal Executive /General Counsel is $114,699 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$54,068 - $174,277
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MEDIAN: $114,699
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Salary
$54,068 - $174,277  
   
Bonus
$243.61 - $41,022  
Profit Sharing
$9,858 - $20,347  
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$52,162 - $193,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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 41%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$105,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 8%
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