Experienced Senior Counsel Salary

On average, Experienced Senior Counsels earn six-figure salaries ($156K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Senior Counsels stretch from $118K on the lower end to $230K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $46K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$115,842 - $209,915
MEDIAN: $159,564

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Salary $115,842 - $209,915
Bonus $4,810 - $49,531
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,168
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$120,236 - $240,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 285

Senior Counsel Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $175,071

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Experienced Senior Counsels, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Experienced Senior Counsels can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+12 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). Boston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Richmond (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Senior Counsel


55 %
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more

Skills That Affect Senior Counsel Salaries

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions


National Average

Contract Negotiation

Complex Litigation Case Management

Risk Management / Risk Control

Intellectual Property (IP)

Corporate Governance

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.


55 %
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 7%