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2021 Benchmarking Reports       Review All Reports    Survey Highlights   Legal Operations Survey Highlights

ACC and Empsight present a suite of 15 compensation benchmarking reports that provide legal department leaders and human resources professionals with unrivaled salary and other compensation data covering a vast array of in-house positions and company sizes. Learn more about the ACC/Empsight Law Department Compensation Survey participation guidelines and how we ensure data confidentiality.

Company-size Reports
  • Large Company EditionCompanies with revenues of US $3 billion and above. Compensation data on 83 positions.
  • Mid-Size Company EditionLegal departments with up to 10 lawyers in companies with revenues ranging from US $750 million 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).


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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