Average Late-Career General Counsel with Legal Compliance Skills Salary

$196,601
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$36,174
Bonus
$27,500
Commission
$19,166
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The average salary for a Late-Career General Counsel with Legal Compliance skills is $196,601.
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$124k
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$197k
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$290k
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MEDIAN $196,601
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Salary
$124k - $290k
Bonus
$503 - $100k
Profit Sharing
$485 - $77k
Commission
$0 - $28k
Total Pay
$123k - $357k

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for General Counsel. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
General Counsel
Senior Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for General Counsel

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

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 $95,323 based on 138 salaries. A mid-career General Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $129,723 based on 230 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $170,153 based on 400 salaries.
Employees with General Counsel in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (8.1% less), Boston, Massachusetts (5.9% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 768 survey responses.
Early Career
18.0%
Mid Career
29.9%
Experienced
52.1%

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