$158,369
Avg. Salary
$63.35
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$24,241

Bonus

$14,502

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a General Counsel with Legal Compliance skills is $63.35 per hour.

The average pay for a General Counsel with Legal Compliance skills is $158,369 per year.

$37.51
10%
$63.35
50%
$147.95
90%
MEDIAN $63.35
$88k
10%
$158k
50%
$252k
90%
MEDIAN $158,369
$88,027 - $251,769
$88K
$160K
$250K
MEDIAN: $158,369
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90%

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$37.51 - $148
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MEDIAN: $63.35
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$0$300K
Salary $88,027 - $251,769
Bonus $1,900 - $78,584
Profit Sharing $12.50 - $50,565
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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$89,156 - $300,313
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 915
Hourly Data $0$147
Hourly Rate $37.51 - $148
Annual Data $0$300K
Bonus $1,900 - $78,584
Profit Sharing $12.50 - $50,565
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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$89,156 - $300,313
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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 $97,000 based on 70 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 $142,000 based on 108 salaries. An experienced General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $187,000 based on 201 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 $212,000 based on 135 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

29%

27%

19%

9%

National Average: $170,870

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

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

▲24%

▲9%

National Average
$171,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 8%