[EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part V in an ongoing series rolling out exclusive data on compensation in the legal departments of large U.S. companies and the salary range for in-house lawyers. Jump to part I: Want the Salary Range for In-House Lawyers?, part II: Not a Good Time to Be One of the Little Guys part III: A Bad Time to Be the Chief Legal Officer or part IV: Salaries by the Numbers.]

Our most recent glimpse at ALM’s “Law Department Compensation Benchmarking Survey, 2010 Edition.” showed the highs and lows in salary ranges for every position in U.S. legal departments. Now, we will take a look at the highest median salaries for management positions sorted by industry.