For Experienced Senior Counsels, yearly average wages total $155K annually. Total cash earnings of Experienced Senior Counsels range from $122K on the low end to $225K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $42K and $20K, respectively. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$115,449 - $203,446
MEDIAN: $155,156

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National Salary Data (?
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$115,449 - $203,446  
$4,829 - $42,092  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $19,640  
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).
$122,353 - $224,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 281

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $170,865

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Denver offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Senior Counsels, 20 percent above the national average. Experienced Senior Counsels can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Richmond and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Senior Counsel Salaries

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
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Mergers and Acquisitions
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Intellectual Property (IP)
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Contract Negotiation
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Regulatory Compliance

National Average

Complex Litigation Case Management
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Litigation Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%