Average Mid-Career General Counsel Salary in San Francisco, California

$189,974
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The average salary for a Mid-Career General Counsel in San Francisco, California is $189,974.
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$120k
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$190k
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$245k
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MEDIAN $189,974
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$120k - $245k
Total Pay
$124k - $290k

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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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General Counsel
Corporate Counsel
Attorney / Lawyer
Senior Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 5 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $216,498 based on 37 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 Houston, Texas (36.7% less), Washington, District of Columbia (31.6% less) and Dallas, Texas (28.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 71 survey responses.
Early Career
7.0%
Experienced
52.1%
Late Career
40.8%

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