Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Legal Counsel is $117,447
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsels?
A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $94,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,039 based on 7 salaries.
What Do Legal Counsels Do?
Legal counsels, also called general counsels, are the chief lawyers of large corporations or government agencies. They advise departments on legal ramifications, ensure that the business is working in accordance with the law, and may represent the company or government agency in the case that a law suit is filed.
Legal counsels are usually included early in any company's decision making process. This helps ensure that there will be no room for error when it comes to working within the law. …Read more
- 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.