Legal Manager Salary

The average salary for a Legal Manager is $70,308 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$48,475 - $125,307
$48K
$76K
$130K
MEDIAN: $75,597
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50%
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$0$128K
Salary $48,475 - $125,307
Bonus $1,825 - $23,672
Profit Sharing $10,000
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$48,245 - $128,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

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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

Pay by Experience for a Legal Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Legal Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 35 salaries. A Legal Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Legal Manager

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Legal Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲11%

▲9%

National Average
$77,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Legal Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲17%

National Average
$77,000

Legal Document Review
▼1%

Legal Research
▼4%


Legal Compliance
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%
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