My two recent posts on salary data from online sources drew tremendous responses as judge by click thoughts (See my post of Jan. 13, 2011: MySalary.com; and Jan. 18, 2011: Robert Half International.). Just maybe what in-house lawyers earn has some interest?
To research I went and found the Internet Legal Research Group site. It provides data on salary ranges for in-house lawyers, paralegals and legal secretaries. Each of those levels has three or four breakdowns by years of experience. For example, one is a lawyer with 10-12 years of experience and it showed a range of $128,250 to $218,000.
At the bottom of the webpage there is a slew of data on how to make regional adjustments. If you multiply the range by the adjustment most appropriate for you, the result is a range closer to your own situation.
Elsewhere I mentioned a third online source of salary data (See my post of Nov. 21, 2005: Salary Wizard shows 25th quartile, median, and 75th quartile data.).