A Chief Legal Officer earns an average salary of $183,126 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Legal Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.

$111,827 - $445,026
(Median)
$110K
$180K
$450K
MEDIAN: $183,125
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$111,827 - $445,026  
   
Bonus
$3,931 - $128,775  
Profit Sharing
$30,000  
Total Pay (?
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$111,827 - $515,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Chief Legal Officer

  • Direct legal staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Advise company's management on legal issues.
  • Act in a corporate secretary role; taking minutes at board meetings.
  • Manage outside counsel.
  • Supervise legal staff operations, business planning and budget development.

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Experience Affects Chief Legal Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$197,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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