LEGAL COUNSEL SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
$50,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$181,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Shell
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a legal counsel make?
The national average salary for a Legal Counsel in the U.S. is $95,512 annually or $45.92 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $181,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $50,000 per year. Internet companies and Finance companies have the most job opportunities for Legal Counsels. The best states for high paying Legal Counsel jobs are Washington, North Dakota, Hawaii, Oregon, and Maine. The typical tenure for a Legal Counsel is 3.5 years.
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Average Legal Counsel Salary By Company

Legal Counsels report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Legal Counsels are in Internet companies and Finance companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Legal Counsels are Shell and Apple. In addition, companies like AlixPartners and PayPal report highly competitive salaries for Legal Counsels.

Average Legal Counsel Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Legal Counsel in the USA is $95,512 annually or $45.92 hourly. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Legal Counsel will pay you the highest wages at around $124,382 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Legal Counsels is $59,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Legal Counsel salaries are Washington, North Dakota, Hawaii, Oregon, and Maine. Mississippi, Tennessee, and South Carolina have the lowest Legal Counsel salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$124,382
2
Seattle, WA
$121,119
3
Portland, OR
$116,607
4
Bloomington, MN
$106,034
5
Boston, MA
$105,871

Average Legal Counsel Salary By Industry

Legal Counsel salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Hospitality companies, Professional companies, and Internet companies pay higher-than-average wages for Legal Counsels. Hospitality companies pay their Legal Counsels the highest wages, averaging $102,693 per year. Professional companies and Internet companies pay well too, at $99,942 and $96,640, respectively. The types of companies that pay Legal Counsels the least are in the Manufacturing industry, where the average annual salary is $74,419.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Hospitality
$102,693
2
Professional
$99,942
3
Internet
$96,640
4
Technology
$80,517
5
Manufacturing
$74,419

RECENTLY ADDED Legal Counsel SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Miami Dade College
Legal Counsel
10/31/2019
$97,868
OSBA
Legal Counsel
10/31/2019
$80,000
State of Idaho
Legal Counsel
10/23/2019
$64,000
Idaho Division of Human Resources
Legal Counsel
10/22/2019
$64,000
Robert Half
Legal Counsel
10/18/2019
$100,000
Milwaukee County
Legal Counsel
10/13/2019
$60,288
10/09/2019
$107,900
State of Ohio
Legal Counsel
08/29/2019
$55,000
Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio
Legal Counsel
08/28/2019
$55,000
State of Massachusetts
Legal Counsel
08/22/2019
$57,012
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