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Average Senior Counsel Salary

$160,136
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$24,061
Bonus
$10,032
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The average salary for a Senior Counsel is $160,136.
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$107k
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$160k
90%
$204k
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What Do Senior Counsels Do?

Senior Counsel Tasks
  • Prepare, negotiate, and review all contracts involving sales, rebates, research and consulting, and more.
  • Provide support for bid responses and negotiations.
  • Provide support in the creation and approval of product marketing goods.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Counsel

3.8 out of 5
(130)
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Counsel

The top respondents for the job title Senior Counsel are from the companies Solera, Inc., General Electric Co (GE) and NBCUniversal Media LLC.. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $189,850. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include NBCUniversal Media LLC. and Finra, earning around $180,000 and $161,117, respectively. Solera, Inc. pays the lowest at around $97,883. The Travelers Companies, Inc. and Santander also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $135,000 and $150,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Counsels?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Counsels?

An early career Senior Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $123,817 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Senior Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $150,616 based on 332 salaries. An experienced Senior Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $166,371 based on 470 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $172,485.
Employees with Senior Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 17.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,038 survey responses.
Early Career
4.4%
Mid Career
32.0%
Experienced
45.3%
Late Career
18.3%

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