ACC Report Shows Jump In Counsel Pay In 2021 Vs. 2020

By Sue Reisinger (September 29, 2021, 3:47 PM EDT) -- The Association of Corporate Counsel released a new compensation report Wednesday showing that the average in-house counsel in small legal departments received significantly higher base salary, incentives, and total cash compensation in 2021 than last year.

This year the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) helped collect additional data to increase the insights among legal ops-specific positions.

The survey of mall legal departments, which included 781 responses from companies and individuals, found that white male chief legal officers still receive the biggest paychecks by far.

Male CLOs earn on average $270,000 in base salary annually, about $20,000 more than women CLOs, the...

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