How much does a Lawyer make in Chicago, IL?

Updated Oct 21, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$108,824 /yr
Average Base Pay

54 salaries

$62K

Low

$109K

Average

$190K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$10,876Range$5,220 - $22,661
The average salary for Lawyer is $108,824 per year in Chicago, IL Area. Salaries estimates are based on 54 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lawyer employees in Chicago, IL Area.

Seniority Levels

L2
Attorney$105,358 /yr
L3
Senior Attorney$152,715 /yr
L4
Attorney IV$111,497 /yr
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Attorney

$105,358

per year

General Counsel

$201,306

per year

Staff Attorney

$79,359

per year

Associate Attorney

$110,869

per year

Salaries in Chicago, IL Area

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Faegre Drinker
3.7

Faegre Drinker

Lawyer

$200,478

 /yr
Range: $33K - $306K
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$33K

$306K

$32,636 - $305,502 Range

Chicago
3.3

Chicago

Lawyer

$105,941

 /yr
Range: $84K - $114K

$84K

$114K

$83,766 - $114,149 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Lawyer
About 

$82K -$105K

$82K

$105K

$81,981 - $104,599 Range

Law.com
1

Law.com

Lawyer - Hourly
About 

$37 -$42

 hourly

$37

$42

$37 - $42 Range

Belongia, Shapiro & Franklin
1

$85K

$91K

$84,611 - $90,787 Range

EY
3.9

EY

Lawyer
About 

$80K -$106K

$80K

$106K

$79,613 - $106,179 Range

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Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Lawyer
About 

$87K -$105K

$87K

$105K

$87,353 - $104,999 Range

4

LawFirm.com

Lawyer - Monthly
About 

$4K -$7K

$4K

$7K

$4,470 - $6,610 Range

CNA
3.5

CNA

Lawyer
About 

$136K -$199K

$136K

$199K

$136,362 - $199,175 Range

$90K

$99K

$89,792 - $98,908 Range

Robert Half
3.8

Robert Half

Lawyer
About 

$101K -$149K

$101K

$149K

$100,619 - $148,909 Range

Mayer Brown
3.7

Mayer Brown

Lawyer
About 

$362K -$424K

$362K

$424K

$362,194 - $423,595 Range

$172K

$188K

$172,135 - $187,585 Range

Self

Lawyer
About 

$61K -$66K

$61K

$66K

$61,046 - $65,723 Range

United States Federal Courts
4.3

$66K

$70K

$65,501 - $70,482 Range

Goldman Sachs
4

Goldman Sachs

Lawyer
About 

$136K -$145K

$136K

$145K

$135,607 - $145,151 Range

Latham & Watkins
4.2

Latham & Watkins

Lawyer
About 

$110K -$120K

$110K

$120K

$110,166 - $120,498 Range

AbbVie
3.9

AbbVie

Lawyer
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$47,747 - $52,419 Range

Malman Law
4.8

Malman Law

Lawyer
About 

$69K -$75K

$69K

$75K

$69,129 - $75,475 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Lawyer salaries

The average salary for a Lawyer is $108,824 per year in Chicago, IL Area. Salaries estimates are based on 54 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lawyer employees in Chicago, IL Area.

The highest salary for a Lawyer in Chicago, IL Area is $189,581 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lawyer in Chicago, IL Area is $62,468 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Lawyer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Lawyer.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lawyer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$100,000
per year
An Attorney reported making $100,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$100,000
per year
A Lawyer reported making $100,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$61,675
per year
An Attorney reported making $61,675 per year
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1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$42,531
per year
An Attorney reported making $42,531 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$90,000
per year
An Attorney reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
College / University