$116,085
Avg. Salary
$50.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$10,000

Bonus

$10,500

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Legal Counsel with Corporate Governance skills is $50.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Counsel with Corporate Governance skills is $116,085 per year.

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MEDIAN $116,085
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Salary $74,349 - $173,493
Bonus $1,479 - $32,438
Profit Sharing $10,500
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$76,994 - $192,769
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

Job Description for Legal Counsel

Legal counsels, also called general counsels, are the chief lawyers of large corporations or government agencies. They advise departments on legal ramifications, ensure that the business is working in accordance with the law, and may represent the company or government agency in the case that a law suit is filed.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel

Pay by Experience for a Legal Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $138,000 based on 17 salaries. A Legal Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Legal Counsel Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲11%

Late-Career
▲6%

National Average
$123,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 12%