A General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $172,179 per year.

$95,853 - $236,244
(Median)
$96K
$170K
$240K
MEDIAN: $172,178
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$95,853 - $236,244  
   
Bonus
$4,932 - $59,598  
Profit Sharing
$15,250  
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$99,539 - $287,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$206,000

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 47%

Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

National Average
$206,000

Contract Management
up arrow 1%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 11%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 15%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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