Chief Legal Officer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Chief Legal Officer is $178,939 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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$76,026 - $243,005
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$76,026 - $243,005  
   
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$493.16 - $81,094  
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$79,463 - $318,082  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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.
  • Oversee the legal affairs of a company/division.
  • Manage the legal affairs of a company/division.

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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
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
62%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None:
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