Experienced Senior Counsel Salary

Experienced Senior Counsels receive generous compensation — earning an average of $155K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Experienced Senior Counsels, total cash compensation can vary between $121K and $224K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $41K and $20K, respectively. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$114,057 - $202,453
MEDIAN: $155,423

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$114,057 - $202,453  
$3,059 - $41,448  
Profit Sharing
$2,424 - $19,516  
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).
$120,764 - $223,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 257

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $169,335

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With a pay rate for Experienced Senior Counsels that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Senior Counsels will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+13 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Boston is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Employers in Chicago and Richmond also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Senior Counsel


55 %
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Senior Counsel Salaries

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions


Contract Negotiation

Complex Litigation Case Management

National Average

Risk Management / Risk Control

Intellectual Property (IP)

Corporate Governance

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.


55 %
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 6%