Average Legal Counsel Salary in New York, New York

$122,654
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,781
Bonus
$7,421
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel in New York, New York is $122,654.
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MEDIAN $122,654
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Salary
$73k - $200k
Bonus
$5k - $67k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $133k
Total Pay
$76k - $240k

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

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 $108,592 based on 78 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,944 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $170,594 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $200,000.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (2.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (20.7% less), Washington, District of Columbia (14.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (12.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 178 survey responses.
Early Career
43.8%
Mid Career
34.3%
Experienced
19.1%
Late Career
2.8%

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