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Counsel Salary

How much does a Counsel make in California, United States?
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Salary Data for Counsel

$137,799 (USD)/yr

$66 (USD)/hr

$7,855 (USD)/yr

$135,938 (USD)/yr

$65 (USD)/hr

$7,855 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
The average counsel salary in California, United States is $137,799 or an equivalent hourly rate of $66. This is 12% higher (+$15,288) than the average counsel salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $7,855. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in California, United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$95,746 (USD)

$171,447 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$159,746 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Counsel will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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