Updated August 18, 2021
Average Assistant General Counsel Salary
$114,000 yearly
$55.28 hourly

Entry level Salary
$68,000 yearly
$68,000
10 %
$114,000
Median
$193,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$193,000$16,083$93
75th Percentile$151,000$12,583$73
Average$114,980$9,582$55
25th Percentile$87,000$7,250$42
10th Percentile$68,000$5,667$33

Average Assistant General Counsel Salary By State

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Assistant General Counsel average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$93,152$44.78315
Alaska$141,626$68.0924
Arizona$136,472$65.61256
Arkansas$81,148$39.01110
California$135,941$65.364,678
Colorado$141,354$67.96238
Connecticut$131,421$63.18436
Delaware$104,430$50.21178
District of Columbia$119,557$57.48231
Florida$87,799$42.21754
Georgia$95,692$46.01544
Hawaii$84,578$40.6669
Idaho$110,350$53.05222
Illinois$146,098$70.24432
Indiana$90,189$43.36252
Iowa$107,994$51.9286
Kansas$85,804$41.25131
Kentucky$90,384$43.45215
Louisiana$91,484$43.98112
Maine$122,408$58.85201
Maryland$111,038$53.38225
Massachusetts$118,273$56.861,204
Michigan$124,344$59.78368
Minnesota$110,937$53.34275
Mississippi$86,175$41.4378
Missouri$107,018$51.45240
Montana$90,129$43.3360
Nebraska$99,572$47.87278
Nevada$136,733$65.7462
New Hampshire$109,660$52.72231
New Jersey$108,055$51.951,014
New Mexico$123,658$59.4548
New York$145,125$69.771,938
North Carolina$91,224$43.86516
North Dakota$112,263$53.97124
Ohio$94,550$45.46559
Oklahoma$90,832$43.67126
Oregon$120,070$57.73589
Pennsylvania$109,563$52.67479
Rhode Island$104,090$50.04177
South Carolina$73,301$35.24229
South Dakota$100,751$48.44123
Tennessee$94,457$45.41389
Texas$112,877$54.27961
Utah$105,015$50.49472
Vermont$118,741$57.0956
Virginia$115,265$55.42450
Washington$148,045$71.18906
West Virginia$94,055$45.2278
Wisconsin$106,678$51.29164
Wyoming$93,213$44.8134

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Highest Paying Cities For Assistant General Counsel

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
New York, NY$159,589$76.73
Chicago, IL$158,612$76.26
Las Vegas, NV$145,400$69.90
Boston, MA$123,118$59.19
Washington, DC$122,668$58.98
Reston, VA$121,440$58.38

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How much does an Assistant General Counsel make?

The average Assistant General Counsel salary is $114,980 per year, or $55.28 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $68,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $193,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Illinois, New York, Alaska, and Colorado provide the highest Assistant General Counsel salaries.

Average Assistant General Counsel Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$115,000$55.28+1.4%
    2021$113,000$54.52+0.9%
    2020$112,000$54.02+2.0%
    2019$110,000$52.95+0.7%
    2018$109,000$52.56+0.6%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Lawyer

    Avg. salary: $121,346

    A lawyer is a legal practitioner who specializes in understanding and interpreting laws and other legal matters. Their responsibilities revolve around providing legal counseling and advice, representing clients in different kinds of court proceedings, conducting research, collecting evidence, and coordinating with various experts. A lawyer must also manage and oversee the performance of assistants, paralegals, and other team members. Furthermore, there are instances when a lawyer must draft or manage documents such as contracts, trusts, deeds, and wills, assisting clients as needed.
    4,544 Lawyer 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.
    10,693 Contract Attorney 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.
    73,909 Staff Attorney Jobs
    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.
    10,129 Legal Extern 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.
    7,939 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.
    11,296 Attorney Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Lawyer$121,347$10,112$58.344,544
    Contract Attorney$82,804$6,900$39.8110,693
    Staff Attorney$96,402$8,034$46.3573,909
    Legal Extern$69,822$5,819$33.5710,129
    Attorney At Law$97,859$8,155$47.057,939
    Attorney$108,074$9,006$51.9611,296
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    Average Assistant General Counsel Salary by Demographic

    Assistant General Counsel Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $119,397
    female-income
    Female Income
    $112,777
    GenderIncome
    Male$119,397
    Female$112,777
    Median Assistant General Counsel Income by Race
    Asian Assistants General Counsel have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Assistants General Counsel have the lowest average salary at $110,709.
    $125,000
    $100,000
    $75,000
    $50,000
    $25,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$117,807
    Black or African American$110,709
    Asian$123,105
    Hispanic or Latino$112,019
    Average Assistant General Counsel Salary by Education Level
    $120,000
    $96,000
    $72,000
    $48,000
    $24,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    EducationSalary
    Master's Degree$119,397
    Doctorate Degree$113,510