Average Mid-Career Legal Counsel Salary in New York, New York

$136,944
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$17,217
Bonus
$9,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Counsel in New York, New York is $136,944.
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$88k
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$137k
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$177k
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MEDIAN $136,944
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Salary
$88k - $177k
Bonus
$4k - $41k
Profit Sharing
$4k - $14k
Total Pay
$91k - $205k

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

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 $108,150 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $169,436 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $185,000.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (28.7% less), Dallas, Texas (22.2% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (19.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 116 survey responses.
Early Career
63.8%
Experienced
31.0%
Late Career
5.2%

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