Bonuses are making up a growing percentage of general counsel pay, according to a new report that found the trend is complicating efforts to wipe out pay disparities between men and women.

“Annual bonuses are typically based upon company and individual performance. While a company’s performance is usually determined by objective facts, subjective judgments are common when assessing individual performance. This opens the door to implicit biases that can brew gender inequality into a company’s compensation decisions,” according to the recently released 2022 In-House Compensation Survey from Major, Lindsey & Africa.