The average salary for a Legal Counsel in Chicago, Illinois is $109,960 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$69,844 - $176,174
(Median)
$70K
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$180K
MEDIAN: $109,959
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Salary
$69,844 - $176,174  
   
Bonus
$14,740  
Profit Sharing
$7,122  
Total Pay (?
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$71,216 - $242,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Experience Affects Legal Counsel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

National Average
$108,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Legal Counsel Salaries

National Average
$108,000

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 15%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 18%

Legal Research
up arrow 33%

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
47%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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