Average Early-Career Legal Counsel Salary in San Francisco, California

$131,084
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$12,492
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Counsel in San Francisco, California is $131,084.
10%
$92k
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$131k
90%
$180k
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$92k - $180k
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$1k - $26k
Total Pay
$92k - $199k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel

A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $167,097 based on 33 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 Washington, District of Columbia (41.1% less), Chicago, Illinois (37.3% less) and Houston, Texas (22.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 40 survey responses.
Mid Career
82.5%
Experienced
17.5%

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