Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Legal make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$107,505 / yrTotal Pay
$88,341 / yrBase Pay
$19,165 / yrAdditional Pay

$107,505

 / yr
$62K$189K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Legal is $107,505 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $88,341 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $19,165 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Top Paying Companies

For a Legal in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Legal in United States. Employers include LawFirm.com, Jones Day and Microsoft.

1
LawFirm.com
LawFirm.com
$156,274/yr
2
Jones Day
$152,137/yr
1 open jobs
5
VMware
$138,732/yr
10
FINRA
$124,185/yr
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Thomson Reuters
3.7
LegalSee 15 salaries from all locations

$58

 / hr

$152,137

 / yr

$55

 / hr

$62

 / hr

$156,274

 / yr

$106,658

 / yr

$122,288

 / yr

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$56

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$135,660

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$113,351

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$11,936

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$59

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$62

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$48

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$129,619

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Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Legal?

The legal field is expected to see continued demand to meet increased regulatory and tax compliance needs in the future. Employees will increasingly work with artificial intelligence and automated services, with workers shifting towards advisory roles rather than document review. Companies are expected to shift more work to in-house legal staff and away from law firm partnerships due to the high cost of outside counsel. Most work in the field requires higher education and offers above-median pay.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Legal Officer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$7,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Legal

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$62,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Legal

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$192,500

/yr

$175K | $18K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Legal

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$100

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Legal

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Legal Document Preparation Specialist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$70,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Legal

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$63,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Legal

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$72,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago

Legal pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Legal is $88,341 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Legal salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1947 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Legal employees.

The highest salary for a Legal in United States is $154,269 per year.

The lowest salary for a Legal in United States is $51,238 per year.

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