Average Legal Counsel with Legal Document Review Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Legal Counsel with Legal Document Review skills is $105,223.
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$65k - $164k
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$964 - $36k
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$64k - $184k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

Skills in Contract Negotiation, Legal Compliance, Contract Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel

An entry-level Legal Counsel with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,209 based on 34 salaries. An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,714 based on 190 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,680 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $125,335 based on 98 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $144,902.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 39.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (27.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (14.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (10.3% less) and Denver, Colorado (5.0% less).

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