General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $168,742 per year.

$90,892 - $229,213
$91K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $171,698
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$0$274K
Salary $90,892 - $229,213
Bonus $5,034 - $51,509
Profit Sharing $4,500
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$90,913 - $274,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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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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Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

Pay by Experience for a General Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level General Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $198,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced General Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $202,000 based on 12 salaries. A General Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $233,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working in Chicago?

General Counsel in Chicago:
Pros: Arts, entertainment, food, public transportation.
Cons: Cold winters, high property taxes.

Key Stats for General Counsel

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects General Counsel Salaries

▲19%

▲3%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$197,000

Entry-Level
▼48%

Skills That Affect General Counsel Salaries


National Average
$197,000

Contract Management
▼7%


Intellectual Property (IP)
▼16%

Regulatory Compliance
▼29%

Complex Litigation Case Management
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 3%
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