Senior Corporate Counsel Salary

A Senior Corporate Counsel earns an average salary of $153,283 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$100,658 - $194,989
MEDIAN: $153,282

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$100,658 - $194,989  
$5,144 - $44,060  
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$2,959 - $50,684  
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$108,048 - $224,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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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

National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

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Intellectual Property (IP)
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Legal Compliance
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Contract Negotiation

National Average

Regulatory Compliance
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Litigation Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


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Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 3%