Legal Executive /General Counsel Salary

The average salary for a Legal Executive /General Counsel is $144,088 per year.

$72,968 - $240,865
$73K
$160K
$240K
MEDIAN: $155,616
10%
50%
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$0$291K
Salary $72,968 - $240,865
Bonus $1,510 - $49,681
Profit Sharing $38,000
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$72,968 - $291,945
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

Job Description for Legal Executive /General Counsel

The legal executive/general counsel is an attorney who offers advice on legal strategies and logistics for the company. They usually head a legal department, and that department advises and and oversees company compliance with current laws regarding labor and commercial operation. The general counsel holds an executive position within an organization; in most companies, the general counsel is part of the board that oversees company activities.

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Legal Executive /General Counsel Tasks

  • Oversee the legal affairs of a company/division.
  • Manage outside counsel.
  • Advise company's management on legal issues.
  • Direct legal staff operations, business planning and budget development.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Executive /General Counsel

Pay by Experience for a Legal Executive /General Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Executive /General Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Executive /General Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Legal Executive /General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $195,000 based on 12 salaries. A Legal Executive /General Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $201,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Executive /General Counsel

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Legal Executive /General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$184,000

Mid-Career
▼33%

Entry-Level
▼64%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 3%