Average Assistant Counsel Salary
$65,000 yearly
$31.72 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$41,000
10 %
$65,000
Median
$104,000
90 %
What Is The Average Assistant Counsel Salary?
The average assistant counsel salary is $65,972 per year, or $31.72 per hour, in the United States. The range surrounding that average can vary between $41,000 and $104,000, meaning assistant counsels have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most assistant counsels find a job with non profits and health care companies, while others work for insurance, professional, and health care companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, New York and Connecticut are the top states in the U.S. to pay assistant counsels the highest salaries.

Average Assistant Counsel Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where assistant counsels earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Assistant Counsel average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$59,134
$28.43
Alaska
$50,787
$24.42
Arizona
$67,212
$32.31
Arkansas
$49,097
$23.60
California
$103,106
$49.57
Colorado
$85,297
$41.01
Connecticut
$86,727
$41.70
Delaware
$66,329
$31.89
District of Columbia
$94,948
$45.65
Florida
$59,781
$28.74
Georgia
$65,106
$31.30
Hawaii
$53,363
$25.66
Idaho
$61,167
$29.41
Illinois
$69,851
$33.58
Indiana
$54,563
$26.23
Iowa
$64,450
$30.99
Kansas
$49,994
$24.04
Kentucky
$55,220
$26.55
Louisiana
$59,053
$28.39
Maine
$80,526
$38.71
Maryland
$68,775
$33.06
Massachusetts
$76,798
$36.92
Michigan
$62,333
$29.97
Minnesota
$66,450
$31.95
Mississippi
$54,046
$25.98
Missouri
$61,405
$29.52
Montana
$50,389
$24.23
Nebraska
$57,894
$27.83
Nevada
$70,346
$33.82
New Hampshire
$69,170
$33.25
New Jersey
$68,772
$33.06
New Mexico
$77,269
$37.15
New York
$96,150
$46.23
North Carolina
$70,199
$33.75
North Dakota
$66,815
$32.12
Ohio
$57,660
$27.72
Oklahoma
$54,414
$26.16
Oregon
$71,949
$34.59
Pennsylvania
$68,087
$32.73
Rhode Island
$65,642
$31.56
South Carolina
$46,549
$22.38
South Dakota
$58,684
$28.21
Tennessee
$58,588
$28.17
Texas
$74,032
$35.59
Utah
$65,442
$31.46
Vermont
$77,162
$37.10
Virginia
$72,437
$34.83
Washington
$74,771
$35.95
West Virginia
$58,128
$27.95
Wisconsin
$64,200
$30.87
Wyoming
$51,712
$24.86

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Highest Paying Cities For Assistant Counsel

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Long Beach, CA
$102,326
$49.20
New York, NY
$98,085
$47.16
Washington, DC
$95,862
$46.09
Greeley, CO
$84,414
$40.58
Boston, MA
$76,718
$36.88
Richmond, VA
$71,956
$34.59

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Average Assistant Counsel Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $66,000
    $31.72
    +1.4%
    2020
    $65,100
    $31.28
    +0.9%
    2019
    $64,500
    $31.00
    +2.0%
    2018
    $63,200
    $30.38
    +0.7%
    2017
    $62,700
    $30.16
    +0.6%

    How Much Do Assistant Counsels Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, assistant counsel salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that insurance, professional, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for assistant counsels. For example, assistant counsels make a whopping average salary of $85,823 while working for insurance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $84,205 at professional companies and $55,150 at health care companies. But assistant counsels may want to avoid working in the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $49,037.
    RankIndustryAverage Assistant Counsel SalaryAssistant Counsel Salary Range
    1
    Insurance
    $85,823
    $41k
    $110k
    2
    Professional
    $84,205
    $41k
    $110k
    3
    Health Care
    $55,150
    $41k
    $110k
    4
    Retail
    $54,564
    $41k
    $110k
    5
    Government
    $51,702
    $41k
    $110k
    6
    Education
    $49,837
    $41k
    $110k

    High Paying Assistant Counsel Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Legal Extern

    Avg. salary: $69,822

    Legal externs are law students who took the opportunity to do on-the-job training at a law firm. Instead of monetary compensation, they receive academic credits. Legal externs primarily engage in job shadowing. They are usually assigned mentors in the law firm, and they would shadow their mentors in their daily routines. Legal externs are exposed to the actual work done by lawyers. Legal externs are involved in cases, providing insights while building a solid case for their client, giving advice to clients, and representing clients under the supervision of the actual lawyers in the firm. They are usually not given administrative or clerical tasks since they are expected to do more tasks directly related to being a lawyer.
    8,347 Legal Extern Jobs
    Staff Attorney

    Avg. salary: $96,402

    Staff Attorneys are legal employees who work for a variety of organizations, often as full-time employees. They use their legal expertise to help deal with day-to-day legal issues with which their organization needs regular assistance.
    33,056 Staff Attorney Jobs
    Attorney At Law

    Avg. salary: $97,859

    An Attorney at Law is responsible for preparing and examining contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, etc. They advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, or legal rights and obligations.
    3,958 Attorney At Law Jobs
    Attorney

    Avg. salary: $108,074

    Generally, an attorney's responsibility is to advise the client with an ongoing lawsuit on the legal procedures and provide strategies to resolve the case as early as possible. An attorney compiles necessary documents or any records for appeal and client's defense. Attorneys must acquire strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to mediate disputes and settle pending litigation for the client's best interest. In some cases, an attorney's procedure depends on any evidence and research presented during the trial period. An attorney is expected to present clients on legal proceedings, seeking justice and justifying the law.
    7,088 Attorney Jobs
    Contract Attorney

    Avg. salary: $82,804

    A contract attorney is responsible for handling their clients' legal issues and settling cases by researching, analyzing, and collecting essential files that would support the clients' claims. Contract attorneys usually work for private clients without being permanently employed in a law firm or government agency. Contract attorneys represent clients at court, assist with law proceedings, and advise clients for the necessary legal procedures. A contract attorney must have excellent communication and critical-thinking skills to manage client legal matters and expertise in traditional disciplines and processes.
    5,661 Contract Attorney Jobs
    Student Support Counselor

    Avg. salary: $37,629

    A student support counselor is responsible for identifying the students' strengths and challenges through one-on-one counseling and establishing solutions to help them overcome difficulties and achieve their educational goals and aspirations. Student support counselors assist the faculty in determining appropriate programs and activities to develop the students' capabilities, especially as a way of preparing them with their career objectives. They also coordinate with the students' families for extended guidance and support for their growth and development.
    88,060 Student Support Counselor Jobs

    Assistant Counsel Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an assistant counsel can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $40,100
    $19.28
    Mid Level
    $43,300
    $20.83
    Senior Level
    $54,200
    $26.06

    Which Companies Pay Assistant Counsels The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as an assistant counsel, being employed by a company such as Axos Bank or The Walt Disney Company would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like MetLife and Corning also report highly competitive salaries for assistant counsels.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Assistant Counsel SalaryAssistant Counsel Salary Range
    1Axos Bank
    3.9
    $109,822
    $40k
    $137k
    2The Walt Disney Company
    4.8
    $107,351
    $40k
    $137k
    3MetLife
    4.7
    $104,224
    $40k
    $137k
    4Corning
    4.8
    $89,576
    $40k
    $137k
    5Estee Lauder
    4.8
    $89,466
    $40k
    $137k
    6MultiPlan
    4.7
    $80,592
    $40k
    $137k

    Recently Added Assistant Counsel Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    State of Pennsylvania
    Legal Assistant 1, Counsel Division
    Legal Assistant 1, Counsel Division
    Harrisburg, PA
    08/05/2021
    $35,364
    08/05/2021
    Assistant Chief Trial Counsel
    Ione, CA
    08/04/2021
    $160,281
    08/04/2021
    Legal Assistant 1, Counsel Division
    Harrisburg, PA
    08/04/2021
    $35,364
    08/04/2021
    Assistant Counsel-Department of Law
    Baltimore, MD
    07/30/2021
    $72,033
    07/30/2021
    New York State Civil Service
    Assistant Counsel
    Assistant Counsel
    Albany, NY
    07/21/2021
    $82,383
    07/21/2021
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 2Nd Region-Assistant Regional Counsel
    Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 2Nd Region-Assistant Regional Counsel
    Tampa, FL
    07/20/2021
    $50,000
    07/20/2021
    Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 2Nd Region-Assistant Regional Counsel
    Tampa, FL
    07/20/2021
    $50,000
    07/20/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 2Nd Region-Assistant Regional Counsel
    Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 2Nd Region-Assistant Regional Counsel
    Tampa, FL
    07/19/2021
    $50,000
    07/19/2021
    Assistant Counsel Code Enforcement-Department Housing and Community Development
    Baltimore, MD
    07/08/2021
    $68,562
    07/08/2021
    Assistant Counsel-Rental Housing
    Glen Allen, VA
    06/24/2021
    $92,478
    06/24/2021

    Average Assistant Counsel Salary by Demographic

    Assistant Counsel Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $87,840
    female-income
    Female Income
    $82,247
    Median Assistant Counsel Income by Race
    Asian assistant counsels have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american assistant counsels have the lowest average salary at $80,277.
    $93,000
    $90,000
    $87,000
    $84,000
    $81,000
    $78,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$85,128
    White$86,899
    Black or African American$80,277
    Asian$92,157
    Hispanic or Latino$80,756
    Average Assistant Counsel Salary by Education Level
    $88,000
    $87,000
    $86,000
    $85,000
    $84,000
    $83,000
    $82,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$87,840
    Doctorate Degree$82,990