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Legal Counsel Salary

$145,190 (USD)

Average Salary

$70/hr

Average Hourly

$9,583

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 22, 2019

The average pay for a Legal Counsel is $145,190 a year and $70 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Legal Counsel is between $100,144 and $181,086. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Legal Counsel. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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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.
Legal Counsel Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Lawyers

Job family population: 642,750

Estimated population of Legal Counsel jobs: 45,976

Rate of error: 0.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$168,315
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Legal Counsel Job Listings for United States

Legal Counsel - Center for Legal Affairs
Nov 19
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California Medical Association
Legal Counsel LOCATION: Sacramento CENTER: Center for Legal Affairs EXEMPTION STATUS: Exempt REPORTS TO: General Counsel and Senior Vice President The California Medical Association (CMA) is a ...
Legal Counsel
Nov 15
Irmo, SC, USA
Red Stripe LLC
We are seeking a Legal Counsel to become a part of our team! You will represent clients in legal proceedings, draw up legal documents and advise clients on legal transactions. Responsibilities: · ...
IN HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL
Nov 12
Lansing, MI, USA
Sparrow Health System
Staff Legal Counsel will have responsibility at a Health System level to advise Health System leaders regarding legal and regulatory compliance matters, draft and negotiate contracts and Health ...
Legal Counsel
Nov 13
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Idaho Medical Debt
Idaho Medical Debt seeks a General Counsel with extensive litigation experience to oversee all aspects of the foundation's legal practice including overseeing outside counsel and directly ...
Associate General Counsel
Nov 21
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Hope Network
The Associate General Counsel is responsible for giving legal advice and representing Hope Network in legal matters involving healthcare compliance, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment ...

The average pay for a Legal Counsel is $145,190 a year and $70 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Legal Counsel is between $100,144 and $181,086. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Legal Counsel. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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