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General Counsel Salary

How much does a General Counsel make in the United States?
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Salary Data for General Counsel

$121,087 (USD)/yr

$58 (USD)/hr

$6,841 (USD)/yr

$119,452 (USD)/yr

$57 (USD)/hr

$6,841 (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 general counsel salary in United States is $121,087 or an equivalent hourly rate of $58. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $6,841. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$84,134 (USD)

$150,654 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$140,373 (USD)

16 %

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

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