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

The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois is $77,931 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 Total Pay (?
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$47,666 - $153,599
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $77,931
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Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$15.10 - $193.92
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$47,666 - $153,599  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$868 - $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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$47,012 - $174,093  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 616
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $193.92  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $173.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$250.00 - $24,240  
   
Commission
$4,000 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$868 - $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).
)
$47,012 - $174,093  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 616
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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 83%
National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 112%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 97%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 43%
Insurance
up arrow 33%
National Average
$80,000
Negotiation
up arrow 4%
Leadership
up arrow 4%
Case Management
up arrow 5%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 10%
Client Interaction
up arrow 12%
Research Analysis
up arrow 19%
Technical Writing
up arrow 20%

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 132 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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 22%
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