Chief Legal Officer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Chief Legal Officer is $181,688 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Legal Officer Total Pay (?
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$87,500 - $249,309
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National Salary Data

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$87,500 - $249,309  
   
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$500 - $80,000  
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$80,267 - $325,985  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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
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Experienced
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National Average
$206,000

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Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None:
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