Late-Career General Counsel Salary

Average pay for a Late-Career General Counsel is considerable, rounding six figures at $190K per year. In the world of Late-Career General Counsels, total cash compensation can vary between $134K and $351K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $99K and $44K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Late-Career General Counsels. Late-Career General Counsels who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 65 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$125,916 - $288,348
$130K
$190K
$290K
MEDIAN: $188,843
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$0$353K
Salary $125,916 - $288,348
Bonus $2,587 - $99,278
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $36,065
Total Pay (?
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$134,002 - $353,648
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 431

General Counsel Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $206,216

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Irvine is home to an above-average pay rate for Late-Career General Counsels, 56 percent higher than the national average. Late-Career General Counsels can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), and Denver (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Late-Career General Counsels in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 39 percent below the national average. Workers in Philadelphia and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
▲21%



Contract Negotiation
▲1%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲1%

National Average
$206,000

Human Resources
▼2%

Corporate Governance
▼2%



Legal Document Review
▼10%

Litigation Case Management
▼12%

Real Estate
▼12%

Legal Research
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%