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Senior Corporate Counsel Salary

A Senior Corporate Counsel earns an average salary of $154,369 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$100,172 - $197,243
(Median)
$100K
$150K
$200K
MEDIAN: $154,368
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$100,172 - $197,243  
   
Bonus
$5,096 - $43,796  
Profit Sharing
$2,043 - $48,936  
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).
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$106,775 - $231,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183

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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.

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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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Senior Corporate Counsel Reviews

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


Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$170,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Skills That Affect Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

Corporate
up arrow 10%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 8%


Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$170,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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