$165,940
Avg. Salary
$50.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$28,647

Bonus

$14,000

Profit Sharing

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How should I pay?

The average pay for a General Counsel with Corporate Governance skills is $50.00 per hour.

The average pay for a General Counsel with Corporate Governance skills is $165,940 per year.

$36.44
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$112.50
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MEDIAN $50.00
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$260k
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MEDIAN $165,940
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MEDIAN: $165,940
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$0$312K
Salary $93,653 - $260,282
Bonus $2,601 - $83,390
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $48,479
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$96,469 - $312,347
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 576
Hourly Data $0$112
Hourly Rate $50.00
Annual Data $0$312K
Bonus $2,601 - $83,390
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $48,479
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$96,469 - $312,347
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for General Counsel

General counselors work in the business world as the main legal advisers for their respective companies. If a company specializes in a particular type of industry, such as manufacturing, their general counsel will likely be a specialist or have prior experience in the types of law that may be especially applicable to that company. For instance, an insurance company may want to hire a general counsel who is already experienced with insurance fraud law.

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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.

General Counsel Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

Pay by Experience for a General Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level General Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $160,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $198,000 based on 77 salaries. A General Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $202,000 based on 58 salaries.

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

▲7%

National Average
$185,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%