$136,208
Avg. Salary
$20.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$21,863

Bonus

$9,883

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Assistant General Counsel is $20.00 per hour.

The average pay for an Assistant General Counsel is $136,208 per year.

10%
$9.90
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$20.00
50%
$106.52
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90%
MEDIAN $20.00
10%
$73k
10%
$136k
50%
$200k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $136,208
$72,602 - $200,392
$73K
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MEDIAN: $136,208
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$9.90 - $107
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MEDIAN: $20.00
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$0$233K
Salary $72,602 - $200,392
Bonus $3,079 - $49,809
Profit Sharing $1,973 - $32,017
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$74,230 - $233,241
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 927
Hourly Data $0$106
Hourly Rate $9.90 - $107
Overtime $55.00
Annual Data $0$233K
Bonus $3,079 - $49,809
Profit Sharing $1,973 - $32,017
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$74,230 - $233,241
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

Job Description for Assistant General Counsel

An assistant general counsel ensures a company's compliance with relevant laws and regulations. They work closely with the business team to develop policies, practices, and guidelines concerning state, federal, and international compliance with laws and regulations. Their main focus is on laws and regulations that concern the company; for example, many insurance companies use general counsel, who are concerned mainly with insurance laws.

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Assistant General Counsel Tasks
  • Provide assistance to office of General Counsel.
  • Represent client's interests in transactions, affiliations, mergers, joint ventures, contracts and other business opportunities.
  • Provide legal advice on legal and regulatory issues and federal and state laws and regulations.

Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant General Counsel


Common Career Paths for Assistant General Counsel


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Though it's uncommon, some Assistant General Counsels move into roles as Deputy General Counsels, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $175K per year. Becoming an Associate General Counsel is, more often than not, the most common role that Assistant General Counsels move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Associate General Counsel is $136K. Another frequent advance is for Assistant General Counsels to assume a General Counsel role; in this role, workers often take home $153K.

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Popular Skills for Assistant General Counsel


Survey results imply that Assistant General Counsels deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Mergers and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property (IP), and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 20 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Those listing Legal Document Review as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Contract Management and Risk Management / Risk Control also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Contract Negotiation are also skilled in Regulatory Compliance and Litigation Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant General Counsel

Pay by Experience for an Assistant General Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant General Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 123 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant General Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 163 salaries. An experienced Assistant General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $185,000 based on 200 salaries. An Assistant General Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $192,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

34%

30%

28%

20%

2%

-21%

-29%

National Average: $144,512

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

Surpassing the national average by 61 percent, Assistant General Counsels in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant General Counsels can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+33 percent), Boston (+28 percent), New York (+27 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 45 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (33 percent lower) and Portland (32 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Assistant General Counsel

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Assistant General Counsel Salaries

▲33%

▲28%

▼0%

National Average
$145,000

▼45%

Skills That Affect Assistant General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
▲46%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲21%




Real Estate
▲2%


National Average
$145,000


Risk Management / Risk Control
▼33%

Contract Management
▼43%

Legal Document Review
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 6%