Updated August 22, 2022

Average Associate Counsel Salary

$139,766yearly

$67.20 hourly

Entry level Salary
$95,000 yearly
$95,000
10 %
$139,766
Median
$203,000
90 %

How much does an Associate Counsel make?

Associate counsels make $139,766 per year on average, or $67.2 per hour, in the United States. Associate counsels on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $95,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $203,000.

Location impacts how much an associate counsel can expect to make. Associate counsels make the most in California, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Georgia.

Highest Paying States For Associate Counsels

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

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Associate Counsel average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1District of Columbia$166,402$80.00103
2California$160,750$77.28619
3New York$147,144$70.74307
4Massachusetts$136,316$65.54150
5Virginia$140,703$67.6594
6Georgia$134,870$64.8492
7Connecticut$134,403$64.6236
8Michigan$130,207$62.6057
9Colorado$127,850$61.4784
10Minnesota$124,813$60.0177
11Arizona$126,910$61.0156
12Nevada$132,216$63.5711
13Utah$124,677$59.9435
14Vermont$127,520$61.317
15Texas$118,479$56.96271
16Washington$123,220$59.24169
17New Jersey$126,010$60.5899
18Rhode Island$116,316$55.9214
19Delaware$120,134$57.7614
20Illinois$118,735$57.08134
21Ohio$113,778$54.7078
22West Virginia$116,906$56.20
23Oregon$116,558$56.0440
24Indiana$111,772$53.7439
25Pennsylvania$110,055$52.91105
26Nebraska$111,957$53.8315
27Alabama$111,846$53.7715
28Tennessee$109,894$52.8328
29North Carolina$107,584$51.72110
30Alaska$117,568$56.521
31Wyoming$109,164$52.483
32Iowa$110,430$53.096
33Wisconsin$107,825$51.8433
34New Hampshire$108,386$52.1114
35Missouri$108,066$51.9541
36North Dakota$107,135$51.513
37South Carolina$107,831$51.8419
38Maryland$107,978$51.9143
39Louisiana$108,659$52.247
40Kansas$106,742$51.3214
41Florida$99,737$47.95175
42Idaho$103,373$49.709
43Kentucky$102,306$49.1915
44South Dakota$102,937$49.491
45Montana$98,477$47.347
46New Mexico$103,438$49.735
47Arkansas$76,965$37.0022
48Oklahoma$96,686$46.489
49Maine$78,667$37.827
50Mississippi$96,811$46.542
51Hawaii$99,709$47.941

Highest Paying Cities For Associate Counsels

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Washington, DC$169,534$81.51
2San Francisco, CA$168,722$81.12
3Albany, NY$148,594$71.44
4Arlington, VA$142,560$68.54
5Boston, MA$136,749$65.74
6Atlanta, GA$135,671$65.23
7Denver, CO$127,932$61.51
8Edison, NJ$126,170$60.66
9Olympia, WA$124,888$60.04
10Minneapolis, MN$124,788$59.99
11Austin, TX$119,748$57.57
12Chicago, IL$119,110$57.26
13Portland, OR$115,798$55.67
14Omaha, NE$112,443$54.06
15Philadelphia, PA$110,194$52.98

Associate Counsel Salary Details

Average Associate Counsel Salary Graph
Average Associate Counsel Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is an Associate Counsel's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$203,000$16,917$98
75th Percentile$170,000$14,167$82
Average$139,766$11,647$67
25th Percentile$114,000$9,500$55
10th Percentile$95,000$7,917$46

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Lawyer$115,808$9,651$55.682,897
Attorney At Law$108,018$9,002$51.937,025
Staff Attorney$110,028$9,169$52.9075,402
Contract Attorney$97,474$8,123$46.8613,592
Attorney$109,476$9,123$52.6310,991
Legal Extern$47,238$3,937$22.7110,986

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Which Companies Pay Associate Counsels The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Seyfarth Shaw and Twitter are the highest paying companies for associate counsels.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Seyfarth Shaw$206,934$99.49
2Twitter$193,091$92.83
3Google$189,373$91.044
4Amazon$179,822$86.45100
5VMware$179,279$86.19
6Santa Rosa High School$177,328$85.251
7Atlassian$177,200$85.19
8Kaiser Permanente$173,528$83.4311
9Valero Energy$171,606$82.502
10JPMorgan Chase & Co.$163,811$78.7655
11Credit Karma$163,794$78.75
12Integral Ad Science$162,319$78.04
13Coinbase$159,162$76.52
14Chime$158,754$76.32
15AIG$158,300$76.1124
16Darden Restaurants$157,859$75.89
17D.R. Horton$157,578$75.761
18Estée Lauder$157,126$75.549
19Denbury Resources$157,008$75.48
20Zebra Technologies$156,295$75.14

Associate Counsel Salary Trends

The salary for an associate 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.

Associate Counsel Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$81,100$39.00
Mid Level$97,900$47.06
Senior Level$205,000$98.71

Average Associate Counsel Salary Over Time

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

    Associate Counsel Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$140,000$67.20+3.1%
    2021$135,000$65.09+1.7%
    2020$133,000$64.01+1.4%
    2019$131,000$63.13+0.9%
    2018$130,000$62.55+2.0%

    Recently Added Associate Counsel Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    The Travelers CompaniesAssociate Counsel, ClaimMelville, NY07/23/2022$77,700
    State of MarylandA/D Associate Counselor, CICarroll, IA07/23/2022$88,315
    The Travelers CompaniesWorkers' Compensation Associate CounselDiamond Bar, CA07/21/2022$77,700
    State of MarylandA/D Associate Counselor ProvisionalAllegany, NY07/21/2022$42,909
    Community Youth ServicesHaven House Associate Counselor & OvernightOlympia, WA07/20/2022$100,000
    TravelersWorkers' Compensation Associate CounselDiamond Bar, CA07/20/2022$77,700
    New York State Civil ServiceAssociate Counsel, REF. #00045Albany, NY07/18/2022$101,403
    Howmet AerospaceAssociate Counsel-EmploymentPittsburgh, PA07/18/2022$125,000
    Travelers CanadaAssociate Counsel, ClaimNew York, NY07/17/2022$77,700
    DishAssociate Compliance CounselEnglewood, CO07/16/2022$120,000

    Associate Counsel Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Associate Counsels the most?

    California pays Associate Counsels the most in the United States, with an average salary of $166,402 per year, or $80.00 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Associate Counsel?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Associate Counsel if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $160,750 per year.

    What type of Associate Counsel gets paid the most?

    Corporate Counsel gets paid the most. Corporate Counsel made a median salary of $142,515. The best-paid 10 percent make $173,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $117,000.

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