Average Legal Counsel Salary in San Jose, California

$130,000
Avg. Salary
$12,480
Bonus
$39,740
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Legal Counsel in San Jose, California is $130,000.
10%
$84k
MEDIAN
$130k
90%
$205k
Is Legal Counsel your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
$84k - $205k
Bonus
$10k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $40k
Total Pay
$64k - $262k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

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.

Legal Counsel Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

Skills in Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review and Legal Compliance.

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 $122,084 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $190,000 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (21.2% less), Washington, District of Columbia (8.9% less) and Houston, Texas (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 14 survey responses.
Early Career
64.3%
Mid Career
35.7%

Related Job Salaries