The money is getting bigger for every in-house legal position—except one—as companies shower top legal department talent with cash to keep them from leaving for more green, according to the latest annual global in-house compensation survey from Major, Lindsey & Africa.

The MLA report, which is based on responses from 3,300 corporate counsel in 46 countries, showed that total actual cash compensation, which is salary plus bonus comp, for U.S.-based legal chiefs has increased 15% since 2020, hitting an average of $578,446.