Average Mid-Career General Counsel Salary in Houston, Texas

$120,335
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The average salary for a Mid-Career General Counsel in Houston, Texas is $120,335.
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$98k
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$209k
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MEDIAN $120,335
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$98k - $209k
Total Pay
$101k - $236k

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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 in Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Contract Management and Legal 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 $100,953 based on 11 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $195,419 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $197,227.
Employees with General Counsel in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 50.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (50.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (21.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 71 survey responses.
Early Career
15.5%
Experienced
35.2%
Late Career
49.3%

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