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Corporate Attorney Salary

$145,322 (USD)

Average Salary

$70/hr

Average Hourly

$9,591

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Corporate Attorney is $145,322 a year and $70 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Corporate Attorney is between $100,235 and $181,251. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Corporate Attorney. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Advises, consults, litigates and performs trial work, and carries out the legal processes necessary to effect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the organization.
  • Studies Constitution, statues, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Gathers evidence and information for management decision making.
  • Prepares and reviews various legal instruments and documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, etc.
  • Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Examines material, such as advertisements, publications, etc., for legal implications, advising officials of proposed legislation that might affect the organization.
  • Applies for copyrights or registration of the organization's products, processes, devices, and trademarks, advising whether to initiate or defend law suits.
  • Conducts pretrial preparations and defends the organization in lawsuits.
  • Advises officials on tax matters, government regulations, and/or legal rights.
  • Represents the company before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of the government.
  • Requires completion of law school with an LLB degree or JD degree and admission to the bar.
Corporate Attorney Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Lawyers

Job family population: 628,370

Estimated population of Corporate Attorney jobs: 44,947

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$168,468
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Corporate Attorney Job Listings for United States

Corporate Attorney @ Japanese manufacturing company
Jul 18
Bloomingdale, IL, USA
Actus Consulting Group
Japanese manufacturing company is seeking a Corporate Attorney. Report to: VP of Legal Department RESPONSIBILITIES: - Counsels, coordinates and collects information for existing legal projects in an ...
Corporate Attorney (562936)
Jul 17
Willow Grove, PA, USA
Abelson Legal Search
Top suburban law firm is exceptionally busy and would like to add a skilled corporate attorney, probably with 3-8 years' experience. The right candidate will come from a major firm or recognized ...
Corporate Attorney
Jul 12
us
Goodspeed & Merrill
Goodspeed & Merrill is seeking a candidate to immediately fill a corporate associate position with an attorney who has strong fundamentals in corporate formation, structuring, transactions ...
Corporate Attorney
Jul 11
Irvine, CA, USA
operation technology inc. dba etap
Job DescriptionProvide counsel on corporate governance matters and support the Company Officers and Board of Directors;Handle the review, drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of contracts ...
Corporate Attorney
Jul 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Special Counsel
... Corporate Associate for its Chicago office. In this role, you would have the opportunity to work with some of the best attorneys in the country on deals ranging from mid-market to multi-billion ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Corporate Attorney is $145,322 a year and $70 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Corporate Attorney is between $100,235 and $181,251. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Corporate Attorney. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Corporate Attorney Job Listings for United States

Corporate Attorney @ Japanese manufacturing company
Jul 18
Bloomingdale, IL, USA
Actus Consulting Group
Japanese manufacturing company is seeking a Corporate Attorney. Report to: VP of Legal Department RESPONSIBILITIES: - Counsels, coordinates and collects information for existing legal projects in an ...
Corporate Attorney (562936)
Jul 17
Willow Grove, PA, USA
Abelson Legal Search
Top suburban law firm is exceptionally busy and would like to add a skilled corporate attorney, probably with 3-8 years' experience. The right candidate will come from a major firm or recognized ...
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