Average Legal Counsel with Legal Research Skills Salary

$104,379
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,894
Bonus
$6,104
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel with Legal Research skills is $104,379.
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$64k
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$104k
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$171k
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$64k - $171k
Bonus
$2k - $33k
Profit Sharing
$900 - $45k
Total Pay
$65k - $187k

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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 Contract Negotiation, Legal Compliance, Legal Document Review, Contract Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel

An entry-level Legal Counsel with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,209 based on 8 salaries. An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,235 based on 132 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,902 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,947 based on 61 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $142,958.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 57.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (24.8% more) and New York, New York (22.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (31.0% less), Chicago, Illinois (10.9% less) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 327 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
40.4%
Mid Career
33.0%
Experienced
18.7%
Late Career
5.5%

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