Average Mid-Career Legal Counsel with Contract Negotiation Skills Salary

$125,341
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,552
Bonus
$10,241
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Counsel with Contract Negotiation skills is $125,341.
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$78k
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$125k
90%
$171k
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Salary
$78k - $171k
Bonus
$4k - $34k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $40k
Total Pay
$79k - $192k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance, Legal Research, Contract Management, Legal Document Review and Legal Compliance.

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 $87,429 based on 6 salaries. An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,623 based on 251 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,687 based on 178 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $166,588.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 33.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (22.9% less) and Miami, Florida (20.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 488 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.2%
Early Career
51.4%
Experienced
36.5%
Late Career
10.9%

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