How much does a General Counsel make?

Updated Jun 22, 2021

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$177,783 /yr
Average Base Pay

434 salaries

$98K

Low

$178K

Average

$324K

High

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The national average salary for a General Counsel is $177,783 in United States. Filter by location to see General Counsel salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 434 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by General Counsel employees.

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Gershman Mortgage
4.8

Gershman Mortgage

General Counsel

$112,275

 /yr
Range: $112K - $112K
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$112K

$112K

$112,275 - $112,275 Range

Leveraged Technology

General Counsel

$242,263

 /yr
Range: $103K - $284K

$103K

$284K

$103,403 - $284,358 Range

City of New York
3.7

City of New York

General Counsel

$152,406

 /yr
Range: $104K - $231K

$104K

$231K

$104,442 - $231,406 Range

U.S. Senate
4.2

U.S. Senate

General Counsel

$168,911

 /yr
Range: $83K - $204K

$83K

$204K

$82,808 - $203,623 Range

REC Group
2.9

REC Group

General Counsel

$257,151

 /yr
Range: $257K - $298K

$257K

$298K

$256,658 - $298,217 Range

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
3.7

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

General Counsel

$107,965

 /yr
Range: $102K - $119K

$102K

$119K

$102,420 - $118,695 Range

State of Vermont
3.2

State of Vermont

General Counsel

$111,874

 /yr
Range: $46K - $116K

$46K

$116K

$46,059 - $115,518 Range

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PwC
3.9

PwC

General Counsel

$170,527

 /yr
Range: $169K - $173K

$169K

$173K

$168,939 - $173,147 Range

CapTech
3.9

CapTech

General Counsel

$143,090

 /yr
Range: $141K - $163K

$141K

$163K

$140,683 - $163,340 Range

Washington DC Government
3.8

Washington DC Government

General Counsel

$165,654

 /yr
Range: $88K - $197K

$88K

$197K

$88,471 - $197,202 Range

Wells Fargo
3.6

Wells Fargo

General Counsel

$145,059

 /yr
Range: $140K - $163K

$140K

$163K

$140,266 - $162,654 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

General Counsel

$230,795

 /yr
Range: $103K - $244K

$103K

$244K

$103,403 - $243,961 Range

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Sundquist Homes

General Counsel - Hourly

$86

 /hr
Range: $86 - $90

$86

$90

$86 - $90 Range

Cardinal Health
3.7

Cardinal Health

General Counsel
About 

$151K -$185K

$151K

$185K

$150,678 - $184,877 Range

Zayo
3.1

Zayo

General Counsel
About 

$164K -$204K

$164K

$204K

$164,096 - $204,276 Range

2.3

Virginia Association of Realtors

General Counsel
About 

$130K -$143K

$130K

$143K

$130,024 - $143,460 Range

Noble Research Institute
2.4

Noble Research Institute

General Counsel
About 

$100K -$293K

$100K

$293K

$99,505 - $293,069 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.9

Raytheon Technologies

General Counsel
About 

$137K -$170K

$137K

$170K

$137,442 - $169,980 Range

Fix Asset Management

General Counsel
About 

$416K -$478K

$416K

$478K

$416,286 - $478,129 Range

American Continental Properties
2.3

American Continental Properties

General Counsel
About 

$118K -$129K

$118K

$129K

$118,209 - $128,519 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent general counsel salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$315,000
per year
A Legal Counsel in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $315,000 per year
Additional Pay
$70k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private
$181,000
per year
A Legal Counsel in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $181,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
$8k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$250,000
per year
A Corporate Counsel in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $250,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$175,000
per year
A Corporate Counsel in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $175,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$92,000
per year
A Corporate Counsel in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $92,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$325,000
per year
A General Counsel in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $325,000 per year
Additional Pay
$28k cash bonus
$100k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$180,000
per year
A Legal Counsel in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $180,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$210,000
per year
A Corporate Counsel in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $210,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$190,000
per year
A Legal Counsel in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $190,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
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