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Corporate Lawyers


Robert Half Legal, a national staffing firm, reports that first-year associate lawyers earned salaries that ranged from $61,500 to $134,000 in 2020, depending on the size of their firm. Corporate lawyers with zero to three years of experience earned salaries that ranged from $67,750 to $176,500; with four to nine years of experience, $80,750 to $199,000; and with 10 or more years of experience, $119,750 to $264,000. General counsels earn salaries that range from $137,250 to $315,750. Top corporate lawyers can earn $1 million or more annually.

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