Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois is $77,882 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Intellectual Property (IP), Regulatory Compliance, Contract Negotiation, Insurance, and Complex Litigation Case Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.
Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$47,601 - $153,530
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $77,882
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Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$15.51 - $192.71
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$47,601 - $153,530  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $24,426  
Profit Sharing
$815 - $24,468  
Commission
$4,000 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,121 - $175,228  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 565
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $192.71  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $171.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$242.40 - $24,426  
   
Commission
$4,000 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$815 - $24,468  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,121 - $175,228  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois

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

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 84%
National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 113%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 88%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 40%
Insurance
up arrow 35%
National Average
$80,000
Case Management
up arrow 2%
Leadership
up arrow 3%
Negotiation
up arrow 4%
Client Interaction
up arrow 7%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 12%
Technical Writing
up arrow 19%
Research Analysis
up arrow 19%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 23%
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