A Legal Manager earns an average salary of $69,318 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Contract Negotiation and Legal Document Review.

$48,398 - $119,796
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $69,318
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$14.70 - $98.63
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,398 - $119,796  
   
Bonus
$596 - $25,061  
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
Commission
$32,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,722 - $126,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $98.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$37.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$596 - $25,061  
   
Commission
$32,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,722 - $126,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Legal Manager

The legal manager for a business is responsible for overseeing all of their organization's legal functions. First and foremost, this individual is a legal professional who is capable of providing accurate, relevant advice to the business, the business' clients, and the business' senior attorneys. The legal manager must have a mastery of business law to appropriately advise executives as to how the fiduciary duties of the executives can be discharged. For example, using their high level of understanding of relevant laws, the legal manager helps determine if a proposed course of action would run afoul of the laws related to economic competitiveness and monopolies. Additionally, the legal manager must have an excellent understanding of securities laws to ensure that any stock offerings comply with appropriate securities regulations and that all mergers and acquisitions are handled in an appropriate, legal manner. Aside from having an excellent understanding of the various business-related laws, the legal manager must also have a deep knowledge of employment laws to aid in the human resource functions of the business. Finally, aside from offering advice, the legal manager also generally serves as the chief contract negotiator for the business.

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Legal Manager Tasks

  • Provide legal advice on legal rights and obligations of corporations.
  • Research legislative issues or statues.
  • Review and edit regulatory documents.
  • Draft and review contracts such as leases, licenses, mergers, acquisitions, and more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Legal Manager

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Legal Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Legal Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 24%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 15%

Legal Research
up arrow 6%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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