The average salary for a Legal Executive /General Counsel is $119,792 per year.

$48,500 - $200,420
(Median)
$48K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $119,791
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Salary
$48,500 - $200,420  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $99,330  
Profit Sharing
$23,000  
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$48,401 - $241,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Executive /General Counsel

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Legal Executive /General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

National Average
$127,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 48%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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