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2021 Illinois Lawyers Salary Guide

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Illinois Lawyers Salary 2021

Salary

$127.4K

Growth

4%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Lawyers Make in Illinois 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $64,390 $88,750 $127,420 $201,490 $208
Hourly Wage $30.96 $42.67 $61.26 $96.87 $100

How Much Do Lawyers Make in Illinois 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$64,390
$88,750
$127,420
$201,490
$208
Hourly Wage
$30.96
$42.67
$61.26
$96.87
$100

What Do Lawyers Do?

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Also known as:

Assistant Attorney General, Assistant Counsel, Associate Attorney, Attorney, Attorney at Law, City Attorney, Deputy Attorney General, General Counsel, Lawyer

  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Provide legal advice to clients.
  • Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings.
  • Provide legal advice to clients.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Supervise activities of other legal personnel.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings.
  • Provide legal advice to clients.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Prepare documentation of legal proceedings.
  • Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
  • Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings.
  • Draft legislation or regulations.

Lawyers Job Outlook in Illinois

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
Illinois 37,320 38,640 4% 1,950
United States 813,900 846,300 4% 39,900

Lawyers Job Outlook in Illinois

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
Illinois
37,320
38,640
4%
1,950
United States
813,900
846,300
4%
39,900

Lawyers Schooling & Experience

  • Doctoral or professional degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Lawyers Schools in Illinois

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
DePaul University Tax Law/Taxation Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 0
DePaul University Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 3
DePaul University Law Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 211
DePaul University American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 32
DePaul University International Law and Legal Studies Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 5
DePaul University Health Law Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 0
Illinois Institute of Technology Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 14
Illinois Institute of Technology Programs for Foreign Lawyers Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 55
Illinois Institute of Technology Intellectual Property Law Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 16
Illinois Institute of Technology Law Chicago, IL More than 4 years: 229

Lawyers Schools in Illinois

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Tax Law/Taxation
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 0
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 3
Law
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 211
American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 32
International Law and Legal Studies
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 5
Health Law
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 0
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 14
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 55
Intellectual Property Law
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 16
Law
Chicago, IL
More than 4 years: 229

Lawyers Jobs in Illinois.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Counsel - Data, Connected Services, and Customer Experience - JR-000056765_41078605458_12 General Motors Springfield, Illinois 09/19/2021 No
Litigation Legal Assistant/Secretary Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP Chicago, Illinois 09/18/2021 No

Lawyers Jobs in Illinois.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP
Chicago, Illinois
09/18/2021
No

Lawyers Salary Guide 2021

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