Average Senior Corporate Counsel Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Corporate Counsel is $150,762.
MEDIAN $150,762
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$105k - $191k
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$1k - $39k
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$114k - $207k

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Job Description for Senior Corporate Counsel

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.

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Career Paths

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Senior Corporate Counsel
General Counsel
Corporate Counsel
Assistant General Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Corporate Counsel

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Corporate Counsel

An early career Senior Corporate Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $126,793 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Senior Corporate Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $143,307 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Senior Corporate Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $154,947 based on 163 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $157,986.
Employees with Senior Corporate Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Irvine, California (15.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (9.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.8% less).

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