Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a General Counsel is $166,831
What is the Pay by Experience Level for General Counsels?
An entry-level General Counsel with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,758 based on 8 salaries. An early career General Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,222 based on 211 salaries. A …Read more
What Do General Counsels Do?
General counselors work in the business world as the main legal advisers for their respective companies. If a company specializes in a particular type of industry, such as manufacturing, their general counsel will likely be a specialist or have prior experience in the types of law that may be especially applicable to that company. For instance, an insurance company may want to hire a general counsel who is already experienced with insurance fraud law.
General counselors may handle a variety …Read more
- Draft, review and negotiate contracts.
- Assist with possible mergers, acquisitions and formation of business entities.
- Provide legal advice on legal and regulatory issues and federal and state laws and regulations.
- Represent client or corporation in negotiations with accounts and regulators.