How much does a general counsel make?
General Counsels in America make an average salary of $94,715 per year or $45.54 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 128,000. The top 10 percent earn over $178,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $50,000 annually. Most General Counsel jobs are in Professional companies and Health Care companies. The best states for high paying General Counsel jobs are Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, New Hampshire, and Maine. The typical tenure for a General Counsel is 3.4 years.