General Counsel Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary for a General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois is $147,250 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Contract Negotiation and Legal Compliance.

$76,753 - $243,354
(Median)
$77K
$150K
$240K
MEDIAN: $147,250
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$76,753 - $243,354  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $61,042  
Total Pay (?
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$76,778 - $285,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Experience Affects General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$157,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 44%

Skills That Affect General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 11%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 11%

Contract Management
up arrow 9%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%

National Average
$157,000

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 10%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 7%
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