Average Legal Counsel Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$129,081
Avg. Salary
$15,000
Bonus
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel in Boston, Massachusetts is $129,081.
10%
$82k
10%
$129k
50%
$172k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $129,081
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Salary
$82k - $172k
Bonus
$5k - $59k
Total Pay
$82k - $196k

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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

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Counsel. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Legal Counsel
Senior Counsel
Corporate Counsel
General Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

Skills in Legal Compliance, Regulatory Compliance and Legal Document Review are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $115,000 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,532 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $142,500 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (24.7% less), Washington, District of Columbia (14.8% less) and Denver, Colorado (13.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 32 survey responses.
Early Career
28.1%
Mid Career
43.8%
Experienced
28.1%

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