How much does a Top Legal Executive make in the United States? The average Top Legal Executive salary in the United States is $384,765 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $326,698 and $456,778. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Top Legal Executive Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Top Legal Executive Salary $273,830 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Top Legal Executive Salary $326,698 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Top Legal Executive Salary $384,765 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Top Legal Executive Salary $456,778 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Top Legal Executive Salary $522,343 US April 24, 2024
25% $326,698 10% $273,830 90% $522,343 75% $456,778 $384,765 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.

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Regulatory Compliance: Monitoring strict adherence of all organizational processes and procedures to applicable laws and regulations.

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Financial Services: A services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money. These services involve banking, brokerage, mortgages, credit cards, payment services, real estate, investment funds, taxes and accounting.

Leadership 7.87%
Regulatory Compliance 2.29%
Financial Services 1.55%
Others 88.29%

Job Description for Top Legal Executive

Top Legal Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's legal affairs. Ensures all business policies and activities are managed correctly and in compliance with current laws. Being a Top Legal Executive provides strategic guidance on legal issues, manages compliance and risk mitigation, reviews contracts, and handles other legal duties to protect the organization's interests. Uses a broad range of legal expertise and current knowledge to advise leadership on any regulatory changes or actions that may impact the business. Additionally, Top Legal Executive assists or represents the organization in business negotiations. May assist in the defense of the organization in lawsuits and the prosecution of lawsuits on behalf of the organization. Requires a JD. Requires State Bar membership. Typically reports to Top Legal Executive. Responsible for the development of functional or business unit strategy for the entire organization. Defines corporate vision and strategy establishes company direction and focus. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Top Legal Executive salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Top Legal Executive, the highest Top Legal Executive salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Top Legal Executive salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Top Legal Executive salary is in Miami, FL, where the Top Legal Executive salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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