Average General Counsel Salary

$166,831
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$93k
MEDIAN
$167k
90%
$254k

The average salary for a General Counsel is $166,831

Base Salary
$93k - $254k
Bonus
$5k - $80k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $56k
Commission
$15k - $90k
Total Pay
$94k - $303k
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What Do General Counsels Do?

General Counsel Tasks
  • 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.
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Job Satisfaction for General Counsel

4.1 out of 5
(262)
Highly Satisfied
21Reviews
Based on 262 responses, the job of General Counsel has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.06 out of 5. On average, General Counsels are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
55.8%
Female
43.6%
Prefer to self-define
0.6%
This data is based on 982 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

88%

Dental

77%

Vision

67%

None

12%