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Average Mid-Career General Counsel with Contract Negotiation Skills Salary in New York, New York

$175,144
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$19,900
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The average salary for a Mid-Career General Counsel with Contract Negotiation skills in New York, New York is $175,144.
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$127k
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$266k
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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 Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Contract Management and Intellectual Property (IP) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Compliance.

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 $165,795 based on 9 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $204,554 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $239,529.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (44.1% less), Houston, Texas (28.4% less) and Miami, Florida (22.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 71 survey responses.
Early Career
12.7%
Experienced
50.7%
Late Career
36.6%

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