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Assistant General Counsel Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$140,000
$86,000
$140,000
$226,000
Assistants general counsel in the United States make an average salary of $140,228 per year or $67.42 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $86,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $226,000. If you like following the crowd, finance and health care companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out insurance, health care, and finance companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Idaho, Utah, Alaska, and California provide the highest assistant general counsel salaries.
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Map of Assistant General Counsel Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Assistants General Counsel earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Assistant General Counsel Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an assistant general counsel is roughly $140,228 per year, which boils down to $67.42 per hour. Interestingly enough, assistants general counsel have the highest salaries in Sacramento, CA at about $187,405 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Sacramento, CA is $95,000. Additionally, assistants general counsel make more than the average salary in Vancouver, WA, Washington, DC, New York, NY, Denver, CO, and Beaverton, OR. On a more broad level, assistant general counsel salaries are highest in Washington, Idaho, Utah, Alaska, California, New York, and Oregon. On the contrary, Hawaii, Florida, and Alabama offer the lowest assistant general counsel salaries.

City
Average Salary
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA
$187,405
$187k
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA
$181,440
$181k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$163,392
$163k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$154,457
$154k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$148,922
$149k
Beaverton, OR
Beaverton, OR
$143,538
$144k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$143,274
$143k
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$143,255
$143k
Reston, VA
Reston, VA
$141,182
$141k
Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, NM
$141,131
$141k

High Paying Assistant General Counsel Jobs

Average Assistant General Counsel Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an assistant general counsel, being employed by a company such as LG Electronics or C. R. Bard would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Olympus America and North Shore Univ Hospital also report highly competitive salaries for assistants general counsel.

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Assistant General Counsel Salary History

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    Average Assistant General Counsel Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, assistant general counsel salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that insurance, health care, and finance companies tend to offer much higher salaries for assistants general counsel. For example, assistants general counsel make a whopping average salary of $156,937 while working for insurance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $144,502 at health care companies and $134,500 at finance companies. But assistants general counsel may want to avoid working in the construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $126,553.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $156,937
    $157k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $144,502
    $145k
    Finance
    Finance
    $134,500
    $135k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $132,065
    $132k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $131,839
    $132k
    Professional
    Professional
    $131,798
    $132k
    Retail
    Retail
    $129,272
    $129k
    Construction
    Construction
    $126,553
    $127k

    Assistant General Counsel Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an assistant general 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.

    Recently Added Assistant General Counsel Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    United States Courts
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    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $121,316
    $121,316
    10/22/2020
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    10/15/2020
    Assistant General Counsel III
    Assistant General Counsel III
    College Station, TX
    College Station, TX
    09/17/2020
    09/17/2020
    $68,012
    $68,012
    09/17/2020
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Oxford, MS
    Oxford, MS
    09/05/2020
    09/05/2020
    $86,869
    $86,869
    09/05/2020
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Orlando, FL
    Orlando, FL
    08/29/2020
    08/29/2020
    $61,000
    $61,000
    08/29/2020
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Orlando, FL
    Orlando, FL
    08/29/2020
    08/29/2020
    $61,000
    $61,000
    08/29/2020
    Us Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
    Us Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
    Assistant General Counsel (General Litigation S
    Assistant General Counsel (General Litigation S
    Assistant General Counsel (General Litigation S
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    07/30/2020
    07/30/2020
    $243,500
    $243,500
    07/30/2020
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    07/29/2020
    07/29/2020
    $225,000
    $225,000
    07/29/2020
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Tallahassee, FL
    Tallahassee, FL
    07/28/2020
    07/28/2020
    $61,000
    $61,000
    07/28/2020
    Maryland Government Jobs
    Maryland Government Jobs
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel
    Maryland
    Maryland
    07/23/2020
    07/23/2020
    $71,552
    $71,552
    07/23/2020