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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Counsel make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$157,529 / yrTotal Pay
$138,851 / yrBase Pay
$18,677 / yrAdditional Pay

$157,529

 / yr
$89K$379K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Counsel is $157,529 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $138,851 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 $18,677 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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What are some related job titles for Counsel?

Some related job titles are Attorney Salaries with median pay of $111,231, Attorney (In-house Counsel) Salaries with median pay of $126,542, Lawyer Salaries with median pay of $115,724, Senior Counsel Salaries with median pay of $174,108.

What are total pay estimates for a Counsel at different companies?

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O'Melveny & Myers
4.0
CounselSee 25 salaries from all locations95 open jobs

$175,576

 / yr

$194,637

 / yr

$147,562

 / yr

$155,185

 / yr

$125,331

 / yr

$194,411

 / yr

$185,275

 / yr

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$192,435

 / yr

$146,714

 / yr

$151,967

 / yr

$148,187

 / yr

$178,952

 / yr

$203,438

 / yr

$167,409

 / yr

$149,978

 / yr

$143,092

 / yr

$169,715

 / yr

$156,826

 / yr

$149,598

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$150,129

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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 counsel Salaries

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Legal Counsel

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Legal Counsel

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Legal Counsel

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Legal Counsel

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Legal Counsel

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$185,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Corporate Counsel

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
In-House Counsel

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$185,000

/yr

$150K | $35K

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Legal Counsel

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
General Counsel

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$280,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday

Counsel pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Counsel is $138,851 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Counsel salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1558 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Counsel employees.

The highest salary for a Counsel in United States is $221,233 per year.

The lowest salary for a Counsel in United States is $87,147 per year.

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