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Fast Facts for Lawyers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chicago, Bloomington and Springfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Kankakee, Rockford and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Springfield and Bloomington

Salaries for Lawyers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Rockford, Chicago and Bloomington

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  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice : Law
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  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
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  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
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  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Undergraduate in Legal Studies
  • One of the largest providers of online legal studies in the U.S.
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  • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899
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  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in International Legal Studies
  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies
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  • M.S. in Leadership: Disaster Preparedness & Executive Fire Leadership
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  • BA in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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  • MS in Public Safety Administration
  • Ranked in the top 25 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest for 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • Offers more than 80 undergraduate programs and majors, and 25 graduate programs.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
  • Its main campus is in Romeoville, Illinois, with regional campuses in Chicago, Oak Brook, Tinley Park, Hickory Hills, and Shorewood.
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More Illinois Law Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
7,277
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Chicago
Masters & First Professional
1,530
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
14,538
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Lawyers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Lawyers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale-Marion 130 $74,850
Danville 70 $86,740
Decatur 120 $111,670
Bloomington 840 $122,610
Kankakee 70 $85,720
Peoria 500 $111,240
Rockford 290 $100,760
Springfield 500 $103,600

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