Average Experienced Legal Counsel Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$180,000
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$92,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Counsel in Washington, District of Columbia is $180,000.
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$0 - $180k
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$0 - $92k
Total Pay
$109k - $212k

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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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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 $77,166 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,790 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $207,744.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (38.9% less), Denver, Colorado (30.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (23.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 60 survey responses.
Early Career
41.7%
Mid Career
46.7%
Late Career
11.7%

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