Pay for Architects in Chicago, Ill. sits in the ballpark of $63K annually. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Male Architects in Chicago are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,402 - $99,460
$39K
$63K
$99K
MEDIAN: $63,263
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$0.00 - $11,335  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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$39,568 - $109,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $51K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Architects in Chicago, Ill. make a median salary of $77K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $108K.

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.
031
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
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 17%


National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

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

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Green Building
up arrow 11%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 10%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 5%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$66,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 18%

AutoCAD
up arrow 20%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 20%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 22%

3D Rendering
up arrow 23%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 24%

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: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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