Average Legal Counsel Salary in Los Angeles, California

$124,988
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,830
Bonus
$12,000
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel in Los Angeles, California is $124,988.
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$72k
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$125k
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$199k
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MEDIAN $124,988
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Salary
$72k - $199k
Bonus
$3k - $49k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $12k
Total Pay
$71k - $227k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel

An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $107,500 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $130,118 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $158,323 based on 15 salaries.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (22.2% less), Washington, District of Columbia (16.0% less) and Dallas, Texas (13.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 73 survey responses.
Early Career
46.6%
Mid Career
32.9%
Experienced
20.5%

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