General counsel in the Fortune 1000 are earning more than they were last year, while those working in the technology, media, and telecom industries out-earned their peers in other sectors, according to a new report. 

Equilar’s 2012 “In-Depth Top General Counsel Compensation Report” examined pay packages among 404 general counsel in the Fortune 1000, and found that the median total compensation for GCs was $1,409,982. That’s up 2.4 percent from 2011, among the 136 respondents who participated in last year’s survey, too. 

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