Senior Staff Counsel Salary

A Senior Staff Counsel earns an average salary of $121,959 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$79,229 - $173,415
MEDIAN: $121,958

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$82,214 - $193,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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.


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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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


43 %
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 2%