A General Counsel earns an average salary of AU$194,523 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

AU$108,000 - AU$298,326
AU$110K
AU$190K
AU$300K
MEDIAN: AU$194,658
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$327K
Salary AU$108,000 - AU$298,326
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$80,537
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AU$95,928 - AU$327,077
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

Job Description for General Counsel

General counselors work in the business world as the main legal advisers for their respective companies. If a company specializes in a particular type of industry, such as manufacturing, their general counsel will likely be a specialist or have prior experience in the types of law that may be especially applicable to that company. For instance, an insurance company may want to hire a general counsel who is already experienced with insurance fraud law.

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General Counsel Tasks

  • Provide legal advice on legal and regulatory issues and federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Represent client or corporation in negotiations with accounts and regulators.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts.
  • Assist with possible mergers, acquisitions and formation of business entities.

General Counsel Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$200,950

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

General Counsel Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a General Counsel?

General Counsel in Toowoomba:
"Work Flexibility, Stress Levels, Corporate Culture."
Pros: Less deadlines, no staff responsibilities and not having to invoice clients and chase them for payment.
Cons: Not being used to full potential and work getting lost in the system.

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Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

National Average
AU$201,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries


National Average
AU$201,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%