Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a General Counsel is $192,046
What is the Pay by Experience Level for General Counsels?
A mid-career General Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $159,418 based on 5 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $200,000 based on 8 salaries.
What Do General Counsels Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.