The average salary for a Chief Legal Officer is $174,918 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$73,974 - $244,551
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$73,974 - $244,551  
   
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$489.36 - $99,329  
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$78,823 - $325,494  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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.

Experience Affects Chief Legal Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$205,000
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Gender
Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None:
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