Average Legal Counsel Salary in San Francisco, California

$150,242
Avg. Salary
$16,500
Bonus
$32,500
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel in San Francisco, California is $150,242.
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$93k
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$150k
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$191k
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MEDIAN $150,242
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Salary
$93k - $191k
Bonus
$2k - $39k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $33k
Total Pay
$94k - $237k

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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, Regulatory Compliance 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 $126,538 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $167,735 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $190,000 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (35.3% less), Washington, District of Columbia (30.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (28.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 62 survey responses.
Early Career
40.3%
Mid Career
48.4%
Experienced
11.3%

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