Senior Counsel Salary

A Senior Counsel earns an average salary of $155,355 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, Corporate, and Insurance.

$101,461 - $207,525
(Median)
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$160K
$210K
MEDIAN: $155,354
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Salary
$101,461 - $207,525  
   
Bonus
$3,452 - $50,510  
Profit Sharing
$1,825 - $30,304  
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$106,710 - $250,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 671
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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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  • 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.

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Experience Affects Senior Counsel Salaries



National Average
$174,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Skills That Affect Senior Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 33%

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
up arrow 22%

Corporate
up arrow 18%

Insurance
up arrow 10%

privacy
up arrow 9%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$174,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Real Estate
up arrow 1%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%
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