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

Average Architects in Chicago, Ill. make around $64K per year. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Chicago Architects greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,178 - $99,633
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$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,721
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$0.00 - $11,335  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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$40,137 - $109,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Architects in Chicago, Ill., more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $51K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $66K. Chicago Architects who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $108K on average.

Key Stats for Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salaries

Late-Career
▲64%

Experienced
▲17%

▼0%

National Average
$66,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salaries

Project Management
▲12%

Green Building
▲11%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
▲7%


Design
▲3%

Adobe Illustrator
▲3%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▲1%

National Average
$66,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼3%

AutoCAD
▼20%

Adobe Photoshop
▼20%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
▼20%

AutoCAD Architecture
▼22%

Autodesk 3ds Max
▼24%

3D Rendering
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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