Average Experienced General Counsel Salary in San Francisco, California

$216,498
Avg. Salary
$41,922
Bonus
$10,000
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The average salary for an Experienced General Counsel in San Francisco, California is $216,498.
10%
$146k
10%
$216k
50%
$284k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $216,498
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Salary
$146k - $284k
Bonus
$10k - $84k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$152k - $335k

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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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Senior Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for General Counsel

Skills in Contract Negotiation, Corporate Governance, Legal Compliance, Contract Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $154,839 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career General Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $189,974 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $207,739.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (19.7% less), Chicago, Illinois (18.3% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (11.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 43 survey responses.
Early Career
14.0%
Mid Career
32.6%
Late Career
53.5%

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