Senior Counsel Salary

A Senior Counsel earns an average salary of $152,216 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 Corporate, Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience, Insurance, privacy, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

$103,978 - $196,243
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MEDIAN: $152,834
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$0$221K
Salary $103,978 - $196,243
Bonus $5,015 - $45,959
Profit Sharing $983 - $19,792
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$110,180 - $221,976
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 473

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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

  • Prepare, negotiate, and review all contracts involving sales, rebates, research and consulting, and more.
  • Provide support for bid responses and negotiations.
  • Provide support in the creation and approval of product marketing goods.

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Popular Skills for Senior Counsel

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Counsel

Pay by Experience for a Senior Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 24 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Senior Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $169,000 based on 259 salaries. A Senior Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $180,000 based on 70 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $166,483

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Senior Counsel

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Senior Counsel Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$166,000

▼7%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Senior Counsel Salaries

Corporate
▲24%

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
▲17%

Insurance
▲15%

privacy
▲14%

Mergers and Acquisitions
▲10%

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲6%

Real Estate
▲4%

National Average
$166,000

Contract Negotiation
▼1%

Legal Compliance
▼1%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 6%
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