The average salary for an Experienced General Counsel in San Francisco, California is $216,498.
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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. General counselors may handle a variety of…Read more
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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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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