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Counsel (Attorney) Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$177,580 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Counsel (Attorney) is $177,580 a year and $85 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Counsel (Attorney) is between $122,665 and $221,303. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Advises, consults, litigates, and executes trial work in association with, and having a close and continuous relationship with, a law firm or an organization, but is not an associate or a partner.
  • Aids in the preparation and management of a particular case or for a specific specialty, but is not actively involved in the day-to-day work of the law firm.
Counsel (Attorney) Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Lawyers

Job family population: 628,370

Estimated population of Counsel (Attorney) jobs: 44,947

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Counsel (Attorney) Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Conflicts Staff Attorney
May 1
Chicago, IL, USA
Special Counsel
There is a Conflicts Staff Attorney role opening in Chicago, courtesy of Special Counsel. Ideal candidate would have 3+ years of conflicts experience. If you would like to learn more about the ...
Real Estate Attorney
May 1
Chicago, IL, USA
Special Counsel
A Real Estate Attorney Job is available in downtown Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel. This is a long-term temporary opportunity with one of our Firm clients. Ideal candidates would have ...
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Cadence Counsel
Major Int'l Corp seeks many attorneys for a 5 month project starting next week. Same client has a ... Please send your resume to us at Cadence Counsel ASAP. Thank you! Company Description Leading ...
Senior Attorney and Manager of Enterprise Risk Management
May 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Title: Senior Attorney and Manager of ERM Department: Department of Finance and Administration ... of outside counsel, and leads the development of strong Enterprise Risk Management (ERM ...
Corporate Counsel - Litigation
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
CHI009788 US-IL-Chicago Summary Summary The global corporate headquarters of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, based in Chicago, is seeking an attorney for the position of Corporate Counsel - Litigation to ...
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