The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois is $85,318 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Intellectual Property (IP), Negotiation, Research Analysis, Insurance, and Tax Compliance. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$50,650 - $149,806
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MEDIAN: $85,318
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$19.73 - $304.10
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,650 - $149,806  
   
Bonus
$1,468 - $25,453  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Commission
$10,000  
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$51,804 - $160,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $304.10  
   
Overtime
$97.50  
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$1,468 - $25,453  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$51,804 - $160,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries




National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 93%


Research Analysis
up arrow 22%

up arrow 21%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 19%



Leadership
up arrow 2%

Legal Document Review
0%

National Average
$88,000


Technical Writing
up arrow 8%





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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