Experienced Legal Counsel Salary

Experienced Legal Counsels can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $128K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Experienced Legal Counsels runs from $85K to $241K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $60K and profit sharing that can reach almost $131K. Job satisfaction for Experienced Legal Counsels is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$83,368 - $206,513
$83K
$130K
$210K
MEDIAN: $126,120
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$49.13 - $200.00
$62
MEDIAN: $62.19
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$0$239K
Salary $83,368 - $206,513
Bonus $1,944 - $60,505
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $90,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$84,432 - $239,349
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 173
Hourly Data $0$200
Hourly Rate $62.19
Overtime $34.02
Annual Data $0$239K
Bonus $1,944 - $60,505
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $90,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$84,432 - $239,349
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $139,472

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Legal Counsels, 30 percent above the national average. Experienced Legal Counsels will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent) and Houston (+20 percent).

Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Skills That Affect Legal Counsel Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
▲6%

Litigation Case Management
▲5%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲5%


National Average
$139,000

Legal Compliance
▼1%

Legal Document Review
▼1%

Legal Research
▼1%

Corporate Governance
▼1%

Contract Management
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%
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