Senior Counsel Salary (United States)

A Senior Counsel earns an average salary of $156,834 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience, and Corporate.
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$100,496 - $211,982
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MEDIAN: $156,833
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$100,496 - $211,982  
   
Bonus
$3,075 - $50,481  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $48,722  
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$104,211 - $257,403  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 526
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Job Description for Senior Counsel

A senior counsel is responsible for handling various legal matters inside a law firm or, in some cases, in businesses. Their specific tasks may vary depending on the needs of their organization and their specialty. Generally, they must be able to apply complex legal strategy to the specific needs and requirements of their clients and/or organization. They may also mentor other attorneys and work extensively with internal teams on their needs. Other tasks completed by the senior counsel might include working with clients, creating legal strategies catering to clients' needs, and providing legal advice as required. For example, they may give advice related to land and contracts and help develop contracts for these matters as well. The senior counsel must be skilled in effectively conducting research and resolving legal disputes.
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Senior Counsel Tasks
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  • Provide support for bid responses and negotiations.
  • Prepare, negotiate, and review all contracts involving sales, rebates, research and consulting, and more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Counsel

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Denver
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Washington
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Dallas
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Houston
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National Average
$177,000
Boston
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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Hartford
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Richmond
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Chicago
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Kansas City
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Experience Affects Senior Counsel Salaries

National Average
$177,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
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Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
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Corporate
up arrow 17%
Insurance
up arrow 9%
Intellectual Property (IP)
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National Average
$177,000
Contract Negotiation
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Real Estate
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 4%
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