Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Architects pull down an average of $52K annually. Earnings sit near $38K on the lower side but can approach $79K per year on the higher side. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by nearly one-half. Architects in Chicago who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,243 - $79,023
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,754
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90%

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$14.85 - $32.03
(Median)
$15
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,243 - $79,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,894 - $79,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $32.03  
   
Overtime
$22.60 - $30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$37,894 - $79,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Experience Affects Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 3%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 17%

3D Rendering
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 25%
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