Average Early-Career Legal Counsel with Contract Negotiation Skills Salary in Los Angeles, California

$117,686
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$9,759
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Counsel with Contract Negotiation skills in Los Angeles, California is $117,686.
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MEDIAN $117,686
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$79k - $170k
Bonus
$4k - $10k
Total Pay
$71k - $184k

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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 Management, Legal Document Review, Intellectual Property (IP) and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research.

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 $134,630 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $169,500 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in Sunnyvale, California earn an average of 19.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (15.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (15.0% less), Austin, Texas (13.0% less) and Houston, Texas (11.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 20 survey responses.
Mid Career
65.0%
Experienced
35.0%

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