Make the Right Decisions

For companies seeking to stay competitive in the marketplace and lawyers considering career moves, access to detailed compensation data is absolutely essential. Based on responses from more than 5,000 lawyers in corporate legal departments from 65 countries and 39 different industry sectors, this first-ever ACC Compensation Survey is just the resource you need. It is the most in-depth self-reported compensation survey for in-house counsel and legal operations professionals available.

This comprehensive study explores...

  • Base Salaries
  • Performance-Based Bonuses
  • Total Compensation
  • Equity-Based Pay
  • Retirement/Pension Plans

FREE Executive Summary

This helpful download includes:

  • Introduction
  • Key Findings
  • Definition of Terms
  • In-house Job Title Definitions
  • Demographic Summary
  • Project Overview and Methodology

Download the Free Summary

ACC Compensation Dashboard (includes full PDF report)

Member: $695    Non-Member: $1,095

A 24-month subscription to the interactive dashboard is your best option if you are looking to slice and dice the data to meet your specific needs. Create unlimited custom benchmarking reports by sorting with multiple filters including 13 job titles. Within each job title, you'll have access to base salary, total compensation, benefits, and bonuses across these unique segments:

  1. Organization Tenure
  2. In-house Tenure
  3. Law Degree Year
  4. Legal Practice Area
  5. Industry
  6. Organization Revenue
  7. Organization Employees
  8. Department Employees
  9. Department Lawyers
  10. Organization Type
  11. Global Region
  12. Gender

Multiple analyses of the available data on in-house counsel compensation will benefit both legal departments looking for relevant information to adjust their budget to the standards of their industry or practice area; and in-house counsel desiring to benchmark their salaries, performance-based bonuses, and other compensation against those of their colleagues in a specific sector, region, or career stage. This option also includes a PDF copy of the full report.

Subscribe to the Dashboard

Full PDF Report

Member: $595    Non-Member: $895

This report gives you the aggregated survey results for each of 13 titles. You'll get the key findings, revealing information on the in-house trends, and important insights on what your peers make around the world. If you want the data but don't need to be able to create custom reports, this is the option for you.

Purchase a Full Report

Single Job Title Reports

Member: $159 per report    Non-Member: $259 per report

Only need data for 1-3 titles? This is the best option for you. Reports available for download include:

  • General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer/Head of Legal Purchase
  • Top Compliance Executive/Chief Compliance Officer/Director of Compliance Purchase
  • Deputy General Counsel Purchase
  • Division/Region/Subsidiary General Counsel Purchase
  • Associate General Counsel Purchase
  • Assistant General Counsel Purchase
  • Corporate/Company Secretary Purchase
  • Managing Counsel/Legal Director Purchase
  • Senior Counsel Purchase
  • Legal Counsel/Counsel Purchase
  • Head of Legal Operations/Manager of Legal Operations Free Download

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  • Can I view a sample report?
    Yes. A single job position report is available directly above this FAQ section.
  • Can I buy a report or access the dashboard if I am not a member?
    Yes, non-members are able to purchase any report as well as access to the dashboard, however the prices are significantly higher.
  • How long do I have access to the dashboard once I purchase the subscription?
    The subscription length is two years. You may generate unlimited custom reports on the dashboard during that time period.
  • How can I access my report after subscribing?
    You can access your report anytime from your profile by signing in at
  • What makes ACC's compensation dashboard and reports different from others?
    There are several reasons why our offerings are unique. 1) 25% of the survey population is based outside of the US, 2) We offer 15 different segmentations, which allows you to examine the data in ways that are most meaningful to your interests, and 3) We focus exclusively on in-house counsel and legal operations professionals.
  • What is the difference between the full report and the single position reports?
    The full report includes all 13 job title sections, an aggregated survey results section, as well as the results by three countries (US, Australia, and Canada). The single position reports include only the data relevant to a single job position.
  • What population does the data cover?
    The data includes compensation information from over 5,000 respondents across 65 countries. See free executive summary download for more information regarding the methodological scope and population demographics details.
  • Who do I contact if I need assistance?
    Email for questions.