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Senior Corporate Counsel Salary

A Senior Corporate Counsel earns an average salary of $151,183 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Compliance and Litigation Case Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
$98,590 - $194,516
MEDIAN: $151,182

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$98,590 - $194,516  
$6,084 - $43,661  
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $49,316  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$103,499 - $228,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Job Description for Senior Corporate Counsel

A senior corporate counsel position is part of an organization’s executive legal team. Responsibilities include negotiating and drafting various business contracts and service agreements, such as finance agreements, acquisition agreements, and joint venture agreements. The senior corporate counsel also performs review for all contracts, forms, and legal documents, making recommendations for any changes or additions to these documents. They are responsible for selecting and working with any outside counsel that the business uses, developing complex business contracts, and determining when legal actions are necessary.


Senior Corporate Counsel Tasks

  • Oversee litigation when it arises.
  • Draft, negotiate, review, and communicate agreements, documents, and policies.
  • Advise all departments on legal norms, restrictions, and policies.
  • Supervise technology and documentation processes.

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What is it like working as a Senior Corporate Counsel?

Senior Corporate Counsel in San Diego:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Work ethic and ethical personnel.
Cons: No advancement opportunities, no learning opportunities.

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Experience Affects Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

Legal Compliance
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Litigation Case Management
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Intellectual Property (IP)
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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average

Contract Negotiation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


48 %
53 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%