While general counsel in the U.S. have substantially larger paychecks than their counterparts elsewhere in the world, gender pay gaps persist within corporate legal departments and the disparities are especially bad at the largest companies, according to a new report. 

A global in-house counsel compensation survey that Major, Lindsey & Africa released on Tuesday shows that U.S.-based GCs and chief legal officers earn about $503,000 in average annual total cash compensation, compared with about $348,000 for GCs outside the U.S.