Corporate Counsel Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$123,000
$72,000
Min 10%
$123,000
Median 50%
$209,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a corporate counsel make?
Corporate Counsels in America make an average salary of $123,372 per year or $59.31 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $210,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $72,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Corporate Counsels are Technology companies and Retail companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Corporate Counsel salaries are Washington, Idaho, Utah, California, and Alaska. The typical tenure for a Corporate Counsel is 3.8 years.
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Average Corporate Counsel Salary By Location

Corporate Counsels in the US makes an average salary of $123,372 per year or $59.31 per hour. The city with the highest Corporate Counsel salary is San Francisco, CA at $180,668 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $89,000. Some of the states with the best Corporate Counsel salaries are Washington, Idaho, Utah, California, Alaska, Oregon, and Wyoming. Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana have the lowest Corporate Counsel salaries.

Map of Corporate Counsel Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Corporate Counsel Salary By Company

Corporate Counsel jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Technology companies and Retail companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Google and Intuit are the best paying companies for Corporate Counsels. Also, companies like VMware and Red Hat pay their Corporate Counsels very well.
Company
Average Salary
$254,897
$255k
$240,665
$241k
$231,765
$232k
$217,348
$217k
$206,351
$206k
$204,578
$205k
$201,152
$201k

Average Corporate Counsel Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Corporate Counsel works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Technology companies, Health Care companies, and Finance companies tend to have the highest salaries for Corporate Counsels. Technology companies pay Corporate Counsels an average salary of $136,012, Health Care companies pay $124,791, and Finance companys come in at $118,581. The types of companies that pay Corporate Counsels the least are in the Manufacturing industry, where the average annual salary is $114,444.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$136,012
$136k
Health Care
Health Care
$124,791
$125k
Finance
Finance
$118,581
$119k
Professional
Professional
$115,724
$116k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$114,444
$114k

Corporate Counsel Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Corporate Counsel Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Corporate Counsel can range from $75,000 to $101,383 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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 Corporate Counsel Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Corporate Counsel
03/05/2020
$125,000
Corporate Counsel
03/05/2020
$125,000
The Ashlar Group
Corporate Counsel
01/21/2020
$250,000
Corporate Counsel
12/13/2019
$160,000
Corporate Counsel
10/18/2019
$150,000
Corporate Counsel
09/12/2019
$115,000
Corporate Counsel
09/12/2019
$101,000
Corporate Counsel
08/23/2019
$165,000
Corporate Counsel
08/09/2019
$183,082
Google LLC
Corporate Counsel
07/30/2019
$165,500
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