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Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois is $76,613 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Intellectual Property (IP), Regulatory Compliance, Insurance, and Legal Document Review. 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.

$46,146 - $152,450
(Median)
$46K
$77K
$150K
MEDIAN: $76,613
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$15.21 - $125.84
(Median)
$15
$31
$130
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$46,146 - $152,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,700  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,094  
Commission
$1,750 - $57,500  
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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$45,948 - $172,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 490
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $125.84  
   
Overtime
$36.00 - $49.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,700  
   
Commission
$1,750 - $57,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,094  
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).
)
$45,948 - $172,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 71%



National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 116%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 76%

Insurance
up arrow 38%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 37%


Leadership
up arrow 1%

National Average
$79,000

Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 4%



Client Interaction
up arrow 9%



Research Analysis
up arrow 15%

Technical Writing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 22%
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