The average pay for a Special Counsel is $132,453 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$78,730 - $332,500
(Median)
$79K
$130K
$330K
MEDIAN: $132,452
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$78,730 - $332,500  
   
Bonus
$4,750  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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$79,687 - $382,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Special Counsel

A special counsel is a lawyer who is brought in to assist a state or federal jurisdiction during a specific case, when that institution feels that it is in the public interest. This traditionally occurs when the prosecutor or attorney general feels that there is the potential for the public to feel that a conflict of interest may exist. Another reason to enlist a special counsel is in situations regarding extremely technical details, and the lawyer possesses expertise that may be of use.

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Experience Affects Special Counsel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 71%

National Average
$134,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None:
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