Average Early-Career Legal Counsel with Legal Research Skills Salary

$89,235
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,193
Bonus
$4,700
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Counsel with Legal Research skills is $89,235.
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$58k
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$89k
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$138k
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$58k - $138k
Bonus
$2k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $6k
Total Pay
$59k - $148k

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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, Legal Document Review, Contract Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $69,209 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,087 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,947 based on 61 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $142,958.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 49.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (15.4% more) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (15.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (21.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 193 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Mid Career
54.9%
Experienced
31.6%
Late Career
9.3%

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