Average Experienced Legal Counsel Salary in San Francisco, California

$190,000
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$42,500
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Counsel in San Francisco, California is $190,000.
25%
$150k
25%
$190k
50%
$214k
75%
75%
MEDIAN $190,000
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$150k - $214k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $43k
Total Pay
$175k - $248k

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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

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Senior Counsel
Corporate Counsel
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 $131,084 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $167,736 based on 32 salaries.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 53 survey responses.
Early Career
39.6%
Mid Career
60.4%