The average salary for a Legal Counsel in India is Rs 1,485,546.
MEDIAN Rs 1,485,546
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Rs 25k - Rs 685k
Rs 20k - Rs 1m
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Job Description for Legal Counsel
Legal counsels, also called general counsels, are the chief lawyers of large corporations or government agencies. They advise departments on legal ramifications, ensure that the business is working in accordance with the law, and may represent the company or government agency in the case that a law suit is filed. Legal counsels are usually included early in any company's decision making process. This helps ensure that there will be no room for error when it comes to working within the law. This…Read more
Legal Counsel Tasks
- Advise business in legal affairs of the company including government regulations, taxes, and legal and human rights.
- Apply for registration and copyrights for the products, processes, and trademarks of the organization.
- Manage disputes and litigations.
- Prepare and review legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, sales and purchases, and real estate, etc.
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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel
Legal Document Review
Litigation Case Management
Skills in Litigation Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review, Contract Management, Legal Compliance and Contract Negotiation.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel
An entry-level Legal Counsel with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of Rs 700,000 based on 10 salaries. An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of Rs 725,337 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of Rs 1,369,669 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of Rs 2,662,621 based on 101 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of Rs 3,084,882.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in Gurgaon, Delhi earn an average of 63.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Gurgaon, Haryana (61.6% more) and Mumbai, Maharashtra (22.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pune, Maharashtra (49.5% less), Delhi, Delhi (32.7% less) and Bangalore, Karnataka (17.5% less).
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