$105,998
Avg. Salary
$44.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$10,288

Bonus

$10,000

Profit Sharing

$55,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, In-House) is $44.85 per hour.

The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, In-House) is $105,998 per year.

10%
$25.34
10%
$44.85
50%
$295.90
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90%
MEDIAN $44.85
10%
$69k
10%
$106k
50%
$186k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $105,998
$69,211 - $186,137
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MEDIAN: $105,998
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$0$210K
Salary $69,211 - $186,137
Bonus $1,915 - $40,906
Profit Sharing $148 - $27,369
Commission $55,000
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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$71,709 - $210,291
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 398
Hourly Data $0$295
Hourly Rate $25.34 - $296
Overtime $52.50
Annual Data $0$210K
Bonus $1,915 - $40,906
Commission $55,000
Profit Sharing $148 - $27,369
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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$71,709 - $210,291
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

Job Description for Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)

Positions as an attorney/lawyer (corporate, in-house) are available in a wide variety of industries and companies, as almost any company that is large enough to warrant in-house counsel will hire these attorneys. The exact duties performed by these attorneys vary based on the company’s industry and needs, but typical tasks include handling brokerage agreements, non-disclosure agreements, contract reviews, and transactional support. Counseling and negotiation support are also necessary, as is non-litigation dispute resolution. The attorney/lawyer (corporate, in-house) also works with other attorneys representing the company, and they have regular contact with clients and management.

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Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Tasks
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.

Common Career Paths for Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)


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Advancing into a Senior Corporate Lawyer role seems to be a popular career move for Corporate In-House Lawyers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $153K per year.

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Popular Skills for Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)


Survey results suggest that Corporate In-House Lawyers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Real Estate, Legal Compliance, Contract Negotiation, and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Regulatory Compliance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Litigation Case Management and Contract Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Contract Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in Contract Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)

Pay by Experience for an Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) has a positive trend. An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 142 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 62 salaries. An Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $170,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,580

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

For Corporate In-House Lawyers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Corporate In-House Lawyers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent) and Boston (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Chicago (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)?

Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) in St. Paul:
"Job Prospects."
Industry is somewhat saturated. I had a job before I went to law school, which helps. If I had it to do over, I would have gone sooner.

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Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salaries

▲57%

▲18%

National Average
$109,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salaries

Real Estate
▲15%


National Average
$109,000





Litigation Case Management
▼10%

Regulatory Compliance
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%