Average Entry-Level Legal Counsel Salary

$71,216
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,074
Bonus
$23,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Counsel is $71,216.
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$44k
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$71k
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$110k
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MEDIAN $71,216
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Salary
$44k - $110k
Bonus
$5 - $18k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $23k
Total Pay
$45k - $113k

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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 Legal Compliance and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance, Legal Document Review and Legal Research.

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 $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. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $152,185.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,483 survey responses.
Early Career
40.1%
Mid Career
34.8%
Experienced
19.3%
Late Career
5.9%

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