Average Experienced Legal Counsel Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$137,110
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Counsel in Chicago, Illinois is $137,110.
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$86k
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$137k
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$180k
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MEDIAN $137,110
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$86k - $180k
Total Pay
$86k - $237k

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Job Description for Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel Tasks
  • Advise business in legal affairs of the company including government regulations, taxes, and legal and human rights.
  • Apply for registration and copyrights for the products, processes, and trademarks of the organization.
  • Manage disputes and litigations.
  • Prepare and review legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, sales and purchases, and real estate, etc.

Career Paths

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Legal Counsel
Senior Counsel
Corporate Counsel
General Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel

An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $82,232 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,622 based on 21 salaries.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.0% more) and Houston, Texas (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (19.8% less), Denver, Colorado (12.6% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 40 survey responses.
Early Career
47.5%
Mid Career
52.5%

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