The average salary for a Legal Executive /General Counsel is $100,772 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$51,592 - $176,022
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$51,592 - $176,022  
   
Bonus
$900 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $15,260  
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$52,384 - $187,185  
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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.

Experience Affects Legal Executive /General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
National Average
$104,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
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Gender
Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 9%
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