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ACC and Empsight have joined efforts to offer unrivaled in-house compensation benchmarking data. Empsight International, LLC is a leading provider of specialized compensation data for Fortune 500 companies and other large multi-national enterprises. Through this partnership, ACC and Empsight currently offer the most comprehensive and in-depth compensation survey on the market for in-house legal departments. We have developed an expanded range of benchmarking products so that all ACC members can benefit, from solo practitioners to those in the largest global corporations. Visit to learn more about our partnership.

2021 Law Department Compensation Survey — Participate Now!

The 2021 ACC Empsight Law Department Compensation Survey is now open for participation. Responses to this completely confidential survey can be either individual- or company-based. Click on the button below to access the survey and learn more about the survey questionnaire, the participation options available, and the incentives provided to participants.

We encourage all in-house counsel, legal operations professionals, and legal departments of all sizes to participate, as these compensation benchmarking reports are a highly valuable source of compensation data that will greatly benefit the in-house community.

The deadline to participate is now June 18, 2021.

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2020 Benchmarking Reports                       Review All Reports    Download the Policies & Practices Report

The suite of 15 compensation benchmarking reports provides legal department leaders and human resources professionals with unrivaled data on salary and other compensation covering all in-house positions and company sizes.

Company-size Reports*
  • Large Company EditionCompanies with revenues of US $3 billion and above. Compensation data on 83 positions.
  • Mid-Size Company EditionCompanies with revenues ranging from US $1 billion to US $5 billion.
  • Small Company EditionCompanies with up to US $2 billion in revenue (52 percent of participants have a revenue below US $1 billion).

* These reports are based on annual company revenue. The data segmentation process required some degree of overlap between the three editions. If you need assistance to decide which report is best suited for your legal department, please contact

Single Job Title Reports

Report Details

  • Annual Base Salary
  • Short Term Incentive Eligible Percentage
  • Target Incentive Percentage
  • Incentive Amount (US Dollars)
  • Total Cash All
  • Total Cash Incentive Paid
  • Long Term Incentive Eligible Percentage
  • Long Term Incentive Valuation
  • Total Direct Compensation
  • FLSA Percentage Exempt
  • Industry
  • Law Department Size (Number of Lawyers)
  • Company Revenue
  • Legal Specialty
  • Litigation
  • Geography
  • Law School Class
  • Law School Rank

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