2017 In-House Compensation Report


Major, Lindsey & Africa’s 2017 In-House Compensation Report includes data on over 2,000 in-house positions drawn from placements made by MLA in 2015 and 2016 as well as information collected through questionnaires submitted by in-house counsel. 

The Report looks at base salary, cash bonus and total compensation for both General Counsel and non-General Counsel positions by a number of factors including: 

  • Gender
  • Region
  • Industry
  • Company Revenue
  • Practice Area
  • JD Year

Key findings include:

  • A strong increase in General Counsel total compensation from 2015 to 2016 with a marked difference in remuneration by gender.
  • Female GCs saw slight decreases in total compensation between 2015 and 2106.
  • The more highly regulated or specialized the industry, the higher the compensation.
  • Greater company revenue generally means higher compensation for in-house counsel.

For a more detailed look at the report findings, download a copy of the complete report.



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