Average Late-Career Legal Counsel Salary

$152,185
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$24,398
Bonus
$27,500
Commission
$8,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Counsel is $152,185.
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$76k
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$235k
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MEDIAN $152,185
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Salary
$76k - $235k
Bonus
$2k - $56k
Profit Sharing
$9 - $199k
Commission
$0 - $28k
Total Pay
$80k - $261k

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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Contract Management, Legal Document Review, Regulatory Compliance 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 $71,216 based on 102 salaries. An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,546 based on 594 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,320 based on 516 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,237 based on 286 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 36.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (31.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,498 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.8%
Early Career
39.7%
Mid Career
34.4%
Experienced
19.1%

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