Average Legal Counsel Salary in Houston, Texas

$121,169
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$0
Bonus
$13,500
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel in Houston, Texas is $121,169.
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$70k
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$198k
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MEDIAN $121,169
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$70k - $198k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $14k
Total Pay
$71k - $206k

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Job Description for Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel Tasks
  • Advise business in legal affairs of the company including government regulations, taxes, and legal and human rights.
  • Apply for registration and copyrights for the products, processes, and trademarks of the organization.
  • Manage disputes and litigations.
  • Prepare and review legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, sales and purchases, and real estate, etc.

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Counsel. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Legal Counsel
Senior Counsel
Corporate Counsel
General Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

Skills that pay less than market rate include Litigation Case Management, Contract Management, Legal Document Review, Legal Compliance and Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel

An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $97,747 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,769 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $149,579 based on 26 salaries.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (6.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (19.7% less), Washington, District of Columbia (9.3% less) and Denver, Colorado (8.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 75 survey responses.
Early Career
30.7%
Mid Career
34.7%
Experienced
34.7%

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