The average salary for a Senior Corporate Counsel is $151,908 per year. A skill in Corporate is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$104,415 - $194,461
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MEDIAN: $151,908
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$104,415 - $194,461  
   
Bonus
$4,923 - $39,255  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,273  
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$112,724 - $216,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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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

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

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Senior Corporate Counsel

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries



National Average
$164,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

Corporate
up arrow 14%

Corporate Governance
up arrow 10%


Contract Negotiation
0%

Legal Compliance
0%

National Average
$164,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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