An Entry-Level Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $67,157 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Intellectual Property (IP), Research Analysis, Insurance, and Contract Negotiation.

$46,797 - $106,958
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$110K
MEDIAN: $67,157
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$15.10 - $64.56
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MEDIAN: $33.97
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Salary
$46,797 - $106,958  
   
Bonus
$766 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Commission
$18,000  
Total Pay (?
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$48,530 - $120,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $64.56  
   
Overtime
$97.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$766 - $14,899  
   
Commission
$18,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$48,530 - $120,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
066
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 146%

Research Analysis
up arrow 29%

Insurance
up arrow 15%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 9%

Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$69,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 7%

Case Management
up arrow 7%

Legal Research
up arrow 9%

Technical Writing
up arrow 9%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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