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Law Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

In Chicago, there are 24 law schools where law faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the law academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in law includes law training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Law Employment

Chicago 67,600
Illinois 92,230

Exactly 67,600 of Illinois' 92,230 law professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of law professionals in Chicago has grown by 40%. As the employment for law professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Law employment growth

93,880 99,570 95,040 92,750 92,230
48,220 72,210 69,580 67,800 67,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Law VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$77,483 $65,941 $68,687 $81,545 $79,576
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for law professionals in Chicago have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $79,576 per year was earned by law professionals in Chicago. Law professionals in Chicago made a yearly average salary of $77,483, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Chicago

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Chicago law professionals earn a median yearly salary of $66,785. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 55%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $53,912 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $83,744 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Chicago

Forensic Science
Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Court Reporter
Forensic Accounting
Public Administration

On average law professionals in Chicago earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Chicago.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Chicago


There are 24 accredited law schools in the city. Many of Chicago's law professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Law Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's law schools offer 61 law degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 2,438 students graduated from law courses in 2010.

Law Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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