Average Experienced Legal Counsel Salary in Houston, Texas

$149,579
Avg. Salary
$17,500
Bonus
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Counsel in Houston, Texas is $149,579.
10%
$78k
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$150k
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$210k
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MEDIAN $149,579
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Salary
$78k - $210k
Bonus
$1k - $34k
Total Pay
$78k - $210k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Corporate Governance, Litigation Case Management, Legal Compliance, Legal Document Review and 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 $97,747 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,769 based on 26 salaries.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (26.5% less), Denver, Colorado (19.9% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (11.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 49 survey responses.
Early Career
46.9%
Mid Career
53.1%

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