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

The average Architect in Chicago, Ill. earns approximately $53K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $38K to $83K per year. There are far more male Architects in Chicago, Ill. survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. For the most part, Chicago Architects enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,680 - $81,546
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,716
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Salary
$38,680 - $81,546  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$38,462 - $83,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Experience Affects Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

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

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 5%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 19%

3D Rendering
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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