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Average Legal Counsel Salary in India

₹1,216,796
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
₹169,917
Bonus
₹72,500
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel in India is ₹1,216,796.
10%
₹486k
MEDIAN
₹1m
90%
₹3m
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₹486k - ₹3m
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₹25k - ₹688k
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₹500 - ₹824k
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₹503k - ₹4m
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What Do Legal Counsels Do?

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Counsel. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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General Counsel
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Counsels?

Skills in Contract Negotiation and Contract Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research, Legal Document Review and Legal Compliance.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsels?

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 ₹780,732 based on 11 salaries. An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹744,997 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹1,239,683 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹2,416,538 based on 91 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of ₹3,643,836.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in Gurgaon, Haryana earn an average of 113.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Mumbai, Maharashtra (49.0% more) and Bangalore, Karnataka (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (38.4% less), Pune, Maharashtra (21.1% less) and New Delhi, Delhi (6.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 296 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.7%
Early Career
25.0%
Mid Career
35.8%
Experienced
30.7%
Late Career
4.7%

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