How much does an Associate Legal Counsel make in the United States? The average Associate Legal Counsel salary in the United States is $255,000 as of January 26, 2023, but the range typically falls between $223,600 and $291,800. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $223,600 10% $195,012 90% $325,304 75% $291,800 $255,000 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out Associate Legal Counsel jobs in Virginia

AVP and Deputy General Counsel

Armed Forces Benefits Assoc. - Alexandria, VA

Membership Coordinator

National Electrical Manufactures Assoc - Arlington, VA

Associate General Counsel

Sigora Home - Charlottesville, VA

Associate General Counsel

Apex Clean Energy - Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

The Associate Legal Counsel provides hands-on counsel to all levels of executive staff and manages the operations of legal department. Assists in protecting an organization's legal interest and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Being an Associate Legal Counsel may manage attorneys in several legal specializations including tax, litigation, acquisitions, IP, etc. Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and may require admittance to a state bar. Identifies and analyzes legal issues, drafts key documents, presents clear recommendations to top management, and assures legal compliance. In addition, Associate Legal Counsel typically reports to the Top Legal Executive or General Counsel. The Associate Legal Counsel manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Working as an Associate Legal Counsel typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2023

Employers: Job Description Management Tool

Job Openings for Associate Legal Counsel
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for an Associate Legal Counsel, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Associate Legal Counsel in the United States. The base salary for Associate Legal Counsel ranges from $223,600 to $291,800 with the average base salary of $255,000. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $262,400 to $383,500 with the average total cash compensation of $315,100.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Recently searched related titles: Senior Legal Counsel, Senior Counsel, In House Counsel

Salary estimation for Associate Legal Counsel at companies like : LIQUIDITY SERVICES INC, OVERSTOCK.COM INC, WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC