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Average Experienced General Counsel with Corporate Governance Skills Salary in New York, New York

$206,298
Avg. Salary
$20,347
Bonus
$37,500
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The average salary for an Experienced General Counsel with Corporate Governance skills in New York, New York is $206,298.
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$101k
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$206k
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$274k
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What Do General Counsels Do?

General Counsel Tasks
  • 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.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts.
  • Assist with possible mergers, acquisitions and formation of business entities.

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What Are Popular Skills for General Counsels?

Skills in Legal Compliance, Regulatory Compliance and Human Resources (HR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Contract Management and Contract Negotiation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for General Counsels?

A mid-career General Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $178,500 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $249,742.
Employees with General Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (32.1% less), Houston, Texas (20.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (9.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 29 survey responses.
Mid Career
44.8%
Late Career
55.2%

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