Average Chief Legal Officer Salary

$200,624
Avg. Salary
$48,537
Bonus
$15,000
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The average salary for a Chief Legal Officer is $200,624.
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$115k
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$201k
90%
$343k
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$115k - $343k
Bonus
$10k - $123k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $255k
Total Pay
$120k - $426k
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Popular Skills for Chief Legal Officer

Skills in Legal Compliance, Contract Negotiation and Corporate Governance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Litigation Case Management and Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Legal Officer

An early career Chief Legal Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $122,449 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Chief Legal Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $160,333 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Chief Legal Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $213,687 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $230,612.
Employees with Chief Legal Officer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.9% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bradenton, Florida (29.0% less), Houston, Texas (23.4% less) and Los Angeles, California (5.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 157 survey responses.
Early Career
8.3%
Mid Career
14.6%
Experienced
36.9%
Late Career
40.1%

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