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Alternate Job Titles: Vice President of Legal, Top Legal Executive, Chief Legal Executive, Chief Legal Officer, VP, Legal, General Counsel

What is the average annual salary for Top Legal Executive?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Top Legal Executive may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Top Legal Executive in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Top Legal Executive in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Top Legal Executive in the United States is $283,910 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Top Legal Executive in the United States are expected to make less than $283,910.

Source: HR Reported data as of September 2015

Median $283,910
  • 10%$175,736
  • 25%$227,288
  • 75%$351,330
  • 90%$412,711

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Job Description for Top Legal Executive

Plans and directs all aspects of an organization's legal affairs and ensures maximum protection of its legal rights. Leads the defense of the organization in lawsuits and the prosecution of lawsuits on behalf of the organization against others. Provides legal expertise to other departments where needed. Must be a graduate of an accredited law school with at least 15 years of experience and be admitted into the state bar. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management. View Top Legal Executive job description

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Categories:  Legal Services, Executive and Management

Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation

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