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

Chicago Architects take home approximately $51K per year on average. Pay generally varies between $38K and $78K per year. Most Architects in Chicago are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Male Architects in Chicago, Ill. are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$38,625 - $77,149
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,914
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$11.74 - $35.75
(Median)
$12
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,625 - $77,149  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,091  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $1,728  
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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$38,040 - $77,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$23.05 - $31.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $1,728  
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).
)
$38,040 - $77,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Experience Affects Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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

Project Management
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 2%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 17%

3D Rendering
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 22%