Average Early-Career Legal Counsel with Contract Management Skills Salary

$103,231
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$10,000
Bonus
$4,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Counsel with Contract Management skills is $103,231.
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$68k
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$103k
90%
$146k
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$68k - $146k
Bonus
$2k - $26k
Profit Sharing
$900 - $12k
Total Pay
$68k - $160k

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

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 $122,254 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $131,888 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,332.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (14.7% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 212 survey responses.
Mid Career
52.8%
Experienced
34.0%
Late Career
13.2%

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