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Average Legal Counsel Salary in Los Angeles, California

$125,128
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,830
Bonus
$11,000
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The average salary for a Legal Counsel in Los Angeles, California is $125,128.
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$84k
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$125k
90%
$202k
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What Do Legal Counsels Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Counsels?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsels?

An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $113,406 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,565 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $180,000 based on 13 salaries.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (21.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (11.0% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 66 survey responses.
Early Career
47.0%
Mid Career
33.3%
Experienced
19.7%

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