Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salary

A Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) earns an average salary of $142,431 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$82,624 - $202,990
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MEDIAN: $132,776
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$82,624 - $202,990  
   
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$82,624 - $214,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Job Description for Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)

Corporate, in-house senior attorneys/lawyers (corporate, in-house) typically work for a specific company rather than work for or operate their own law firm, though they usually have an office in the same building as the rest of the company’s administration. These senior attorneys must be available for whenever the company needs legal advice on a product or encounters legal trouble, and they also advise on most projects to explain the legalities of important tasks.

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Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Tasks

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)

Pay by Experience for a Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 6 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $171,000 based on 27 salaries. A Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $197,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)?

Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) in Bedminster:
Pros: Smart clients, interesting issues (technologies, multiple country law problems to solve), excellent standards for legal work in department.
Cons: No chance for advancement if not willing to relocate; bureaucracy; too many levels; ready to manage a department not just do legal work.

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Key Stats for Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$145,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 3%
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