Average Corporate Lawyer Salary

$109,535
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,128
Bonus
$60,000
Commission
$5,028
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Corporate Lawyer is $109,535.
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$60k
MEDIAN
$110k
90%
$244k
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Salary
$60k - $244k
Bonus
$1k - $52k
Profit Sharing
$50 - $133k
Commission
$0 - $60k
Total Pay
$61k - $302k
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Job Description for Corporate Lawyer

Corporate Lawyer 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.

Job Satisfaction for Corporate Lawyer

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Popular Skills for Corporate Lawyer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Lawyer

An entry-level Corporate Lawyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $95,165 based on 45 salaries. An early career Corporate Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,517 based on 142 salaries. A mid-career Corporate Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,072 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Corporate Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,825 based on 88 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $167,057.
Employees with Corporate Lawyer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (45.2% less), Boston, Massachusetts (10.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (6.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 417 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.8%
Early Career
34.1%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
21.1%
Late Career
12.7%

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