Average Early-Career Legal Counsel Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$83,537
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$10,113
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Counsel in Chicago, Illinois is $83,537.
10%
$66k
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$84k
90%
$136k
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$66k - $136k
Bonus
$2k - $24k
Total Pay
$67k - $141k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

Skills in Legal Research, Legal Compliance and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel

A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $104,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,022 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $154,839.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 66.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (34.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (33.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (7.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 41 survey responses.
Mid Career
51.2%
Experienced
36.6%
Late Career
12.2%

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