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Senior Vice President & General Counsel Salary

A Senior Vice President & General Counsel earns an average salary of $178,739 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$97,419 - $278,109
MEDIAN: $178,738

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$97,419 - $278,109  
$9,594 - $88,100  
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$100,990 - $333,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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Job Description for Senior Vice President & General Counsel

  • Oversee the legal department and manage all activity relating to legal action and compliance with government regulations.
  • Report compliance and legal issues to management and develop plans for resolving those problems.
  • Advise company management on legal issues and provide feedback on company legal strategies.
  • Develop effective legal strategies and representation to protect the company‚Äôs interests in legal cases and with regulatory agencies.
  • Select and coordinate outside legal counsel as necessary.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


30 %
70 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 3%