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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a General Counsel make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$171,704 / yrTotal Pay
$150,456 / yrBase Pay
$21,248 / yrAdditional Pay

$171,704

 / yr
$89K$443K
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The estimated total pay for a General Counsel is $171,704 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $150,456 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 $21,248 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 General Counsel?

Some related job titles are In-House Counsel Salaries with median pay of $120,890, Litigation Counsel Salaries with median pay of $127,795, Vice President, Associate General Counsel Salaries with median pay of $183,732, Associate Counsel Salaries with median pay of $107,089.

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Gershman Mortgage
4.8

Gershman Mortgage

General Counsel

$121,230

 /yr
Range: $121K - $121K

$121K

$121K

$121,230 - $121,230 Range

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Leveraged Technology

General Counsel

$261,585

 /yr
Range: $112K - $307K

$112K

$307K

$111,650 - $307,037 Range

U.S. Senate
4.1

U.S. Senate

General Counsel

$166,161

 /yr
Range: $89K - $189K

$89K

$189K

$89,413 - $189,138 Range

Confidential
3.9

Confidential

General Counsel

$248,286

 /yr
Range: $128K - $334K

$128K

$334K

$128,404 - $333,695 Range

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
3.7

$126,900

 /yr
Range: $116K - $146K

$116K

$146K

$116,036 - $146,288 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

General Counsel

$347,760

 /yr
Range: $105K - $414K

$105K

$414K

$105,110 - $413,623 Range

State of Vermont
3.3

State of Vermont

General Counsel

$119,636

 /yr
Range: $50K - $125K

$50K

$125K

$49,733 - $124,732 Range

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3.8

Anonymous

General Counsel

$251,396

 /yr
Range: $158K - $368K

$158K

$368K

$157,665 - $367,886 Range

REC Group
3.2

REC Group

General Counsel

$277,661

 /yr
Range: $277K - $322K

$277K

$322K

$277,128 - $322,002 Range

Washington DC Government
3.5

$194,865

 /yr
Range: $129K - $213K

$129K

$213K

$128,928 - $212,930 Range

PwC
3.9

PwC

General Counsel

$184,127

 /yr
Range: $182K - $187K

$182K

$187K

$182,413 - $186,956 Range

CapTech
4.0

CapTech

General Counsel

$154,503

 /yr
Range: $152K - $176K

$152K

$176K

$151,903 - $176,368 Range

2.0

Sundquist Homes

General Counsel - Hourly

$93

 /hr
Range: $93 - $97

$93

$97

$93 - $97 Range

Wells Fargo
3.6

Wells Fargo

General Counsel

$156,629

 /yr
Range: $151K - $176K

$151K

$176K

$151,453 - $175,627 Range

City of New York
3.6

City of New York

General Counsel

$180,316

 /yr
Range: $141K - $250K

$141K

$250K

$141,212 - $249,862 Range

5.0

$161K

$185K

$161,437 - $184,854 Range

Zayo
3.0

Zayo

General Counsel

$177K

$222K

$176,835 - $222,440 Range

California Department of Insurance
3.7

$147K

$175K

$146,730 - $174,691 Range

Vesta
3.8

Vesta

General Counsel

$165K

$180K

$164,741 - $180,022 Range

EY
3.9

EY

General Counsel

$164K

$279K

$163,566 - $278,976 Range

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$120,000

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8 days ago by a Legal Counsel with 1 to 3 years of experience

$120,000

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8 days ago by a Legal Counsel with 10 to 14 years of experience

$150,000

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8 days ago by a Legal Counsel with 10 to 14 years of experience

$125,000

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8 days ago by a Legal Counsel with 4 to 6 years of experience

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$185,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Legal Counsel with 10 to 14 years of experience

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Corporate Counsel with 10 to 14 years of experience

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$35,000/yr

8 days ago by a In-House Counsel with 7 to 9 years of experience

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Legal Counsel with 4 to 6 years of experience

$280,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a General Counsel with 10 to 14 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a General Counsel salaries

The national average salary for a General Counsel is $183,684 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a General Counsel salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 520 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a General Counsel employees.

The highest salary for a General Counsel in United States is $330,452 per year.

The lowest salary for a General Counsel in United States is $102,102 per year.

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