Senior Corporate Counsel Salary

The average salary for a Senior Corporate Counsel is $152,053 per year. A skill in Corporate is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$101,870 - $186,216
$100K
$140K
$190K
MEDIAN: $140,675
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Salary $101,870 - $186,216
Bonus $5,500 - $34,750
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $115,380
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$110,326 - $200,100
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 133

Job Description for Senior Corporate Counsel

A senior corporate counsel position is part of an organization’s executive legal team. Responsibilities include negotiating and drafting various business contracts and service agreements, such as finance agreements, acquisition agreements, and joint venture agreements. The senior corporate counsel also performs review for all contracts, forms, and legal documents, making recommendations for any changes or additions to these documents. They are responsible for selecting and working with any outside counsel that the business uses, developing complex business contracts, and determining when legal actions are necessary.

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Senior Corporate Counsel Tasks

  • Advise all departments on legal norms, restrictions, and policies.
  • Supervise technology and documentation processes.
  • Oversee litigation when it arises.
  • Draft, negotiate, review, and communicate agreements, documents, and policies.

Common Career Paths for Senior Corporate Counsel


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Popular Skills for Senior Corporate Counsel

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Corporate Counsel

Pay by Experience for a Senior Corporate Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Corporate Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Corporate Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Senior Corporate Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $177,000 based on 69 salaries. A Senior Corporate Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $175,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $156,976

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Senior Corporate Counsel Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Corporate Counsel?

Senior Corporate Counsel in San Diego:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Work ethic and ethical personnel.
Cons: No advancement opportunities, no learning opportunities.

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Key Stats for Senior Corporate Counsel

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

▲13%

▲12%

National Average
$157,000

▼1%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

Corporate
▲19%

Corporate Governance
▲15%



Contract Negotiation
▲5%


National Average
$157,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 4%