General Counsel with Legal Research Skills Salary

General Counsels with Legal Research skills pull down an average of $123K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men make up the majority of General Counsels with Legal Research skills (66 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$69,839 - $219,280
$70K
$130K
$220K
MEDIAN: $125,591
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$0$244K
Salary $69,839 - $219,280
Bonus $0.00 - $57,992
Profit Sharing $22,083
Commission $3,250
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$72,067 - $244,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 190

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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 $88,000 based on 55 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 $123,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 74 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 $177,000 based on 36 salaries.

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

▲12%

National Average
$130,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 8%
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