Average Legal Counsel with Contract Negotiation Skills Salary

$115,662
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$12,135
Bonus
$10,084
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel with Contract Negotiation skills is $115,662.
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$74k
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$116k
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$177k
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MEDIAN $115,662
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Salary
$74k - $177k
Bonus
$3k - $34k
Profit Sharing
$912 - $44k
Total Pay
$76k - $195k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Counsel

The top respondents for the job title Legal Counsel are from the companies Sulzer Pumps, Elekta, Inc. and Key Energy Services, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at SS&C Technologies, Inc. where the average pay is $139,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SNC-Lavalin Inc., earning around $136,352. Sulzer Pumps pays the lowest at around $96,078. Key Energy Services, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $126,000.

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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance, Contract Management, Legal Research, Legal Document Review and Legal Compliance.

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 $88,089 based on 30 salaries. An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,220 based on 305 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,515 based on 281 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $134,788 based on 144 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $160,056.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 31.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.5% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (14.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 792 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.8%
Early Career
38.5%
Mid Career
35.5%
Experienced
18.2%
Late Career
4.0%

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