Average Mid-Career General Counsel Salary in New York, New York

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The average salary for a Mid-Career General Counsel in New York, New York is $180,661.
MEDIAN $180,661
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$117k - $224k
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$119k - $256k

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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

Explore the most common career paths for General Counsel. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
General Counsel
Senior Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for General Counsel

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

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 $165,446 based on 16 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $215,297 based on 87 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $247,907.
Employees with General Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 5.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (32.5% less), Dallas, Texas (25.1% less) and San Diego, California (20.7% less).

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