Average Mid-Career General Counsel Salary in Los Angeles, California

$181,267
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The average salary for a Mid-Career General Counsel in Los Angeles, California is $181,267.
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$115k
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$181k
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$294k
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MEDIAN $181,267
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$115k - $294k
Total Pay
$115k - $305k

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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

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General Counsel
Corporate Counsel
Attorney / Lawyer
Senior Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for General Counsel

Skills that pay less than market rate include Corporate Governance, Legal 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 $113,372 based on 13 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $198,038 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $195,183.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (33.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (32.4% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (28.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 75 survey responses.
Early Career
17.3%
Experienced
48.0%
Late Career
34.7%

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