Average Experienced Legal Counsel with Legal Document Review Skills Salary in New York, New York

$165,000
Avg. Salary
$9,500
Bonus
$7,294
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Counsel with Legal Document Review skills in New York, New York is $165,000.
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MEDIAN $165,000
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Salary
$79k - $245k
Bonus
$5k - $72k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$84k - $281k

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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
Corporate Counsel
General Counsel
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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

Skills in Contract Negotiation, Legal Compliance, Legal Research, Contract Management and Corporate Governance are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $103,148 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,092 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (34.2% less) and Houston, Texas (18.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 38 survey responses.
Early Career
55.3%
Mid Career
44.7%