Legal Counsel Salary in the UK

£62,600
per year
per month
£3,740
per month
per year
Bonus
£6,400/year
Profit Sharing
£4,700/year
Bonus
£380/month
Profit Sharing
£280/month

Legal Counsel - Average Salary

The average salary for a Legal Counsel is £62,600 gross per year (£3,740 net per month), which is £33,000 (+111%) higher than the UK's national average salary.
A Legal Counsel can expect an average starting salary of £36,300. The highest salaries can exceed £145,000.
£36,300
Low
£62,600
Average salary
£145,000
High
£2,350
Low
£3,740
Average salary
£7,300
High
Total compensation includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
£650
£86,800
£174,200
Base Salary£36,300 - 145,000
Bonus£2,100 - 17,200
Profit Sharing£650 - 12,000
Total Compensation£39,050 - 174,200
£40
£4,510
£9,050
Base Salary£2,350 - 7,300
Bonus£130 - 1,030
Profit Sharing£40 - 720
Total Compensation£2,520 - 9,050

Legal Counsel Salary Range

Low
£36,300
Average salary
£62,600
Experienced
£91,400
High
£145,000
Low
£2,350
Average salary
£3,740
Experienced
£5,130
High
£7,300
Assistant Legal Counsels or Junior Legal Counsels tend to have the lowest salaries, while Senior Legal Counsels enjoy the highest salaries.

Legal Counsel - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Legal Counsel£91K/year
+46% 
Chief Legal Counsel£71K/year
+13% 
Corporate Legal Counsel£66K/year
+5% 
Associate Legal Counsel£64K/year
+2% 
In House Legal Counsel£61K/year
 -2%
Junior Legal Counsel£36K/year
 -42%
Assistant Legal Counsel£30K/year
 -52%

Legal Counsel - Pay by Experience Level

An Entry Level Legal Counsel with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £39,050 gross per year. A mid career Legal Counsel with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £73,700, while an experienced Legal Counsel with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £91,700. Legal Counsels with more than 20 years of experience earn £104,700 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Legal Counsel

Late Career▲ +67%
Experienced▲ +46%
Mid Career▲ +18%
Average Salary£62,600/year
Entry Level▼ -38%

Gender Breakdown

Female
41%
Male
59%

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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Legal Counsel

How much does a Legal Counsel make in the UK?
A Legal Counsel in the UK earns an average of £62,600 gross per year, which is about £3,740 net per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Legal Counsel updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Legal Counsel in the UK?
The starting salary of a Legal Counsel in the UK is around £36,300 gross per year. Assistant Legal Counsels or Junior Legal Counsels usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Legal Counsel in the UK?
The highest salary of a Legal Counsel in the UK can reach and exceed £145,000 gross per year. Senior Legal Counsels usually have the highest salaries.
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