Average Mid-Career Legal Counsel Salary in San Francisco, California

$167,097
Avg. Salary
$23,909
Bonus
$32,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Counsel in San Francisco, California is $167,097.
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$112k
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$167k
50%
$204k
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MEDIAN $167,097
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Salary
$112k - $204k
Bonus
$2k - $40k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $33k
Total Pay
$112k - $246k

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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.

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 in Contract Negotiation, Legal Compliance, Legal Document Review and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Intellectual Property (IP).

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 $126,803 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $190,000 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (41.6% less), Dallas, Texas (36.3% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (34.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 28 survey responses.
Early Career
75.0%
Experienced
25.0%

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