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

$165,446
Avg. Salary
$19,999
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The average salary for an Early-Career General Counsel in New York, New York is $165,446.
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$96k
10%
$165k
50%
$212k
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MEDIAN $165,446
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Salary
$96k - $212k
Bonus
$0 - $25k
Total Pay
$96k - $226k

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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%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for General Counsel

Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Compliance, Intellectual Property (IP), Contract Management and Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

A mid-career General Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $180,661 based on 43 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $216,337 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $250,375.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (48.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (40.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (39.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 178 survey responses.
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
43.3%
Late Career
32.6%

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