Average Experienced Legal Counsel Salary in New York, New York

$169,436
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$14,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Counsel in New York, New York is $169,436.
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$76k
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$169k
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$258k
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MEDIAN $169,436
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Salary
$76k - $258k
Profit Sharing
$7k - $80k
Total Pay
$100k - $383k

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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

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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 in Contract Negotiation and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Contract Management, Legal Compliance and 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 $108,150 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,944 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $185,000.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (35.1% less), Denver, Colorado (29.3% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (21.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 136 survey responses.
Early Career
54.4%
Mid Career
41.2%
Late Career
4.4%

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