The average salary for a Mid-Career General Counsel with Corporate Governance skills in Houston, Texas is $110,427.
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Job Description for General Counsel
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 of…Read more
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.
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Human Resources (HR)
Skills in Legal Compliance, Contract Management and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources (HR) and Regulatory Compliance.
Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel
An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $161,329 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $185,076.
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Employees with General Counsel in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 71.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (59.8% more) and San Diego, California (37.8% more).
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