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October 30, 2016

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Legal Counsel Job Description

Lawyers Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Legal Counsel Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Legal Counsel is $107910 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $178307. The lowest salary reported was $57622. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Legal Counsel is $25.605 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $26.91. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $24.3. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Legal Counsel are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $2500 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $7500 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Legal Counsel. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $70,729 – $177,309
Florida – $57,812 – $142,614
Illinois – $43,915 – $141,959
Massachusetts – $74,497 – $154,065
New York – $58,412 – $197,265
Texas – $58,466 – $195,574

These are the highest paying cities for a Legal Counsel. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Houston, Texas –
Washington, District of Columbia –
Los Angeles, California –
Boston, Massachusetts –
Chicago, Illinois –
Miami, Florida –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Legal Counsel from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $107910 while in 2007 it was just $100073.84

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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44%

56%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 44% of Legal Counsels were males while 56% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Associate Attorney (Law Firm)
$46,310 – $144,841
Associate Attorney
$44,491 – $145,510

Future Jobs

Senior Counsel
$113,084 – $246,752
Corporate Counsel
$66,632 – $183,063
Attorney / Lawyer
$45,632 – $175,412


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