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Average Legal Counsel with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary

$126,231
Avg. Salary
$15,000
Bonus
$12,502
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel with Intellectual Property (IP) skills is $126,231.
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$78k
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$126k
90%
$183k
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What Do Legal Counsels Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Counsels?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research, Contract Management, Legal Document Review, Legal Compliance and Contract Negotiation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsels?

An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $107,152 based on 49 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,312 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $140,422 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $174,086.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.8% more) and Houston, Texas (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (26.7% less), Chicago, Illinois (26.3% less) and Austin, Texas (4.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 113 survey responses.
Early Career
43.4%
Mid Career
33.6%
Experienced
18.6%
Late Career
4.4%

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