The average pay for an Attorney / Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois is $86,439 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Intellectual Property (IP), Regulatory Compliance, Negotiation, Insurance, and Research Analysis. 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.

$50,023 - $152,408
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$50K
$86K
$150K
MEDIAN: $86,438
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$15.32 - $318.08
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,023 - $152,408  
   
Bonus
$1,002 - $25,492  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,002 - $169,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 208
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $318.08  
   
Overtime
$76.09  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$1,002 - $25,492  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$51,002 - $169,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries




National Average
$89,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 92%


Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 24%

up arrow 23%

Research Analysis
up arrow 21%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 18%




National Average
$89,000


Technical Writing
up arrow 8%





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

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: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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