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Average Mid-Career General Counsel with Legal Compliance Skills Salary in New York, New York

$150,257
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$15,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career General Counsel with Legal Compliance skills in New York, New York is $150,257.
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$120k
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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 Contract Negotiation, Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Contract Management and Intellectual Property (IP) are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for General Counsels?

An early career General Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $160,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $209,398 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $232,947.
Employees with General Counsel in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 20.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (8.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (33.4% less), Houston, Texas (24.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (11.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 45 survey responses.
Early Career
11.1%
Experienced
57.8%
Late Career
31.1%

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