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Lawyer Practicing Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$154,836 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Lawyer Practicing is $154,836 a year and $74 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Lawyer Practicing is between $106,640 and $193,118. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Lawyer Practicing. 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 clients as to legal rights, and represents client in criminal and civil lawsuits.
  • Researches, gathers evidence, interviews clients and witnesses, prepares legal briefs, and develops strategy, arguments, and testimony in divorce, civil, criminal, and other cases to formulate defense or to initiate legal action.
  • Represents client in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.
  • Practices various phases of law.
Lawyer Practicing Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Lawyers

Job family population: 628,370

Estimated population of Lawyer Practicing jobs: 43,100

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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...

Lawyer Practicing Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

ACTIVE - Commercial Finance Attorney - Dynamic Law Firm
May 20
Chicago, IL, USA
McCormack Schreiber Legal Search Inc.
... attorney at the partner level (some portable business preferred but not required) to join its ... The practice group represents a range of sophisticated clients on the lender and borrower side ...
Experienced Employment Litigation Attorney - Reduced Hours Opportunity
May 20
Chicago, IL, USA
McCormack Schreiber Legal Search Inc.
Our client, a top global law firm, is actively seeking a labor and employment lawyer with 8+ years of experience to join as counsel in its well-regarded and busy practice on a reduced hour schedule ...
Experienced Immigration Attorney (Bilingual English/Spanish Desired)
May 16
Chicago, IL, USA
One of Illinois' fastest growing law firms, is currently seeking a licensed attorney experienced in Family Based Immigration Law ( courtroom experience is a MUST ) for its high volume legal practice.
Trusts & Estates Associate Attorney (CLS #1357)
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Chicago Legal Search, Ltd.
Our small, general practice firm (under 25 attorneys) is seeking a trusts & estates associate who has 2-6 years of experience drafting various estate planning documents. The value of the estates ...
Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys
May 23
Chicago, IL, USA
Jean Kripton Inc.
We are seeking 3 workers' compensation defense attorneys to join our law firm client's Chicago office and its growing WC practice. Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of WC defense experience and ...
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