General Counsel Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $157,460 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$76,291 - $245,434
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$76,291 - $245,434  
   
Bonus
$993 - $70,469  
Total Pay (?
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$76,297 - $304,553  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Experience Affects General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
National Average
$179,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 10%
National Average
$179,000
Legal Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 24%
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Gender
Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
37%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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