Average Late-Career General Counsel with Contract Negotiation Skills Salary

$196,561
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$34,813
Bonus
$16,500
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The average salary for a Late-Career General Counsel with Contract Negotiation skills is $196,561.
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$126k
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$197k
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$289k
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MEDIAN $196,561
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Salary
$126k - $289k
Bonus
$5k - $98k
Profit Sharing
$489 - $71k
Total Pay
$126k - $356k

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Job Description for General Counsel

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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Popular Skills for General Counsel

Skills in Legal Compliance and Corporate Governance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Litigation Case Management, Contract Management and Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

An early career General Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $103,060 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career General Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,177 based on 267 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $176,419 based on 539 salaries.
Employees with General Counsel in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (10.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (14.7% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10.0% less) and San Francisco, California (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 965 survey responses.
Early Career
16.5%
Mid Career
27.7%
Experienced
55.9%

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