Senior Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average salary for a Senior Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois is $75,923 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Intellectual Property (IP) is associated with high pay for this job.

$63,821 - $98,633
$64K
$76K
$99K
MEDIAN: $75,923
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$63,821 - $98,633  
   
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$-0.50 - $24,240  
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$65,188 - $101,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Senior Paralegal

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Senior Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▼0%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
▼27%

Skills That Affect Senior Paralegal Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲15%

Complex Litigation Case Management
▲3%

National Average
$80,000

Case Management
▼1%

Real Estate
▼5%

Corporate
▼10%

Legal Document Review
▼13%

Litigation Case Management
▼16%

Drafting Correspondence
▼16%

Document Preparation
▼27%

Legal Compliance
▼27%

Legal Research
▼37%

Office Administration
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%