Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Corporate Attorney make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$178,526 / yrTotal Pay
$125,673 / yrBase Pay
$52,853 / yrAdditional Pay

$178,526

 / yr
$106K$307K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Corporate Attorney is $178,526 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $125,673 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $52,853 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Attorney

$138,710 /yr
Attorney
$173,112 /yr
Senior Attorney
$126,947 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Corporate Attorney

Some related job titles are Assistant General Counsel Salaries with median pay of $180,827, Associate General Counsel Salaries with median pay of $214,590, Contract Attorney Salaries with median pay of $112,575, Associate Attorney (Corporate) Salaries with median pay of $115,517.

Top Paying Companies

For a Corporate Attorney in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Corporate Attorney in United States. Employers include NIKE, Microchip Technology and General Motors (GM).

1
NIKE
$225,821/yr
7
Uline
$179,189/yr

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Axiom Law
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Corporate AttorneySee 7 salaries from all locations

$190,321

 / yr

$181,656

 / yr

$202,748

 / yr

$179,189

 / yr

$260,988

 / yr

$154,238

 / yr

$95

 / hr

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$151,955

 / yr

$212,681

 / yr

$225,821

 / yr

$176,954

 / yr

$217,963

 / yr

$57

 / hr

$179,749

 / yr

$193,762

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Top Paying Industries

For a Corporate Attorney in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Corporate Attorney in United States are Manufacturing with a median total pay of $217,963, Legal with a median total pay of $196,534, Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $181,656, Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $179,189, and Healthcare with a median total pay of $176,954.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • ManufacturingManufacturing$217,963

    9% Higher than other industries

  • LegalLegal$196,534

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Construction, Repair & Maintenance ServicesConstruction, Repair & Maintenance Services$181,656

    9% Lower than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$179,189

    10% Lower than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$176,954

    12% Lower than other industries

Manufacturing

Top paying companies in Manufacturing for Corporate Attorney are NIKE, Microchip Technology, and General Motors (GM).

NIKENIKE$225,821/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Legal?

The legal field is expected to see continued demand to meet increased regulatory and tax compliance needs in the future. Employees will increasingly work with artificial intelligence and automated services, with workers shifting towards advisory roles rather than document review. Companies are expected to shift more work to in-house legal staff and away from law firm partnerships due to the high cost of outside counsel. Most work in the field requires higher education and offers above-median pay.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Attorney Advisor

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$175,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$102,000

/yr

$87K | $15K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Attorney-Contractor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$40

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$122,000

/yr

$120K | $2K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Attorney

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$115,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Labor Attorney

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$106,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Attorney-Advisor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$55,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Corporate Attorney pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Corporate Attorney is $125,673 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Corporate Attorney salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 113 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Corporate Attorney employees.

The highest salary for a Corporate Attorney in United States is $209,879 per year.

The lowest salary for a Corporate Attorney in United States is $75,252 per year.

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