Senior Staff Counsel Salary

A Senior Staff Counsel earns an average salary of $133,060 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$78,804 - $178,346
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$79K
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MEDIAN: $133,060
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$80,794 - $212,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Job Description for Senior Staff Counsel

Large corporations need fairly robust legal departments to handle a variety of internal and external processes. A senior staff counsel is an upper-level employee at the top of a company's legal team who is often tasked with providing legal guidance and interpretation to an executive board; they may also be responsible for high-level supervision and management within the legal department itself and reporting from it to executives and board members.

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Senior Staff Counsel Tasks

  • Work within and lead cross-disciplinary teams made up of both attorneys and corporate employees.
  • Present solutions to complex legal issues so that upper management can make informed business decisions.
  • Advise upper-level management on the legal implications of business decisions.

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Experience Affects Senior Staff Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$144,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 4%
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