Average Experienced Legal Counsel Salary in Los Angeles, California

$154,965
Avg. Salary
$20,347
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Counsel in Los Angeles, California is $154,965.
10%
$110k
10%
$155k
50%
$313k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $154,965
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Salary
$110k - $313k
Bonus
$15k - $59k
Total Pay
$118k - $318k

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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
General Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

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 $116,425 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $131,307 based on 24 salaries.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 9.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (29.0% less), Denver, Colorado (22.7% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (14.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 51 survey responses.
Early Career
52.9%
Mid Career
47.1%

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