Salary Guide for In-House Lawyers in Tech

First salary survey for in-house lawyers in tech

There are many salary surveys on the market for the legal professionals, but so far none has focused on in-house lawyer compensation in tech companies across several countries.

This survey aims to fill in this gap and to provide reliable data to both hiring managers and to individuals making decisions about their career steps.

Confidential and anonymous compensation data was gathered in our online survey in April and May 2023. More than 700 in-house lawyers took part in the survey. Data is reported in categories where more than ten responses were collected.

Roles covered

In this report we provide the detailed compensation data we collected for the full range of in-house lawyer roles, including:

  • Legal Counsel
  • Senior Legal Counsel
  • Head of Legal
  • Legal Director
  • Deputy or Associate General Counsel
  • General Counsel

Respondents of this survey include: 

  • in-house lawyers working in technology companies and 
  • technology lawyers working in other sectors (for example, in such related industries as telecommunications, media and advertising, fintech, payments and professional services).

Countries covered

This report covers in-house compensation across the following countries:

  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain

Specialist recruiters for in-house lawyers in tech

Found Legal is a specialist recruitment agency focusing on in-house legal roles in the technology sector across the UK and Europe. 

Our clients include tech companies ranging from small and medium sized businesses to major multinationals including Fortune100 organisations.

Get in touch

If you are looking to hire a new legal team member, are considering a new role or have other questions, please feel free to get in touch. 

Your contact person is Mila Read, Director of Found Legal. Feel free to get in touch via LinkedIn or email.