Alternate Job Titles: Chief Legal Executive, Chief Legal Officer, VP, Legal, General Counsel, Vice President of Legal, Top Legal Executive
How much does a Top Legal Executive make? The median annual Top Legal Executive salary is $312,651, as of January 30, 2018, with a range usually between $254,083-$383,317, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. 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.
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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 $312,651, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Top Legal Executive in the United States are expected to make less than $312,651.
Source: HR Reported data as of January 30, 2018
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Top Legal Executive that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Top Legal Executive are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of February 2018
Plans and directs all aspects of an organization's legal affairs and ensures all business policies and activities are managed correctly and in compliance with current laws. Reviews changes to law and regulations and advises management about any impact to the business. Provides guidance and counsel to management on business transactions and initiatives. Leads the defense of the organization in lawsuits and the prosecution of lawsuits on behalf of the organization against others. Ensures that all company communications, contracts, documents, filings and press releases undergo a legal review. May engage and coordinate with outside counsel for certain matters. Requires an advanced degree of JD. Typically reports to CEO. Requires admission to the state bar. Manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head. View full job description