Average Legal Counsel Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$105,029
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,174
Bonus
$6,000
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel in Washington, District of Columbia is $105,029.
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$57k
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MEDIAN $105,029
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Salary
$57k - $208k
Bonus
$3k - $73k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$59k - $233k

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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 Legal Compliance, Contract Negotiation and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review and Legal Research.

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 $81,347 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,973 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $180,000 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $207,744.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (20.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (19.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 66 survey responses.
Early Career
47.0%
Mid Career
34.8%
Experienced
9.1%
Late Career
9.1%

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