In-house attorney salaries and bonuses continued their upward trajectory with base salaries climbing 2.2 percent to 9.5 percent and bonuses climbing as much as 71 percent, according to a new survey from legal consultant Altman Weil Inc.

As competition for legal talent heats up, the salary increases are filtering down to rank-and-file attorneys in corporate legal departments, said James Wilber, a principal at Newtown Square, Pa.-based Altman Weil.