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

Average Chicago Architects make around $51K annually. Earnings sit near $38K on the lower side but can approach $78K per year on the higher side. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Architects in Chicago who answered the questionnnaire. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,119 - $78,522
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,365
10%
50%
90%

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$12.26 - $31.56
(Median)
$12
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,119 - $78,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $1,758  
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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$37,689 - $78,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $31.56  
   
Overtime
$22.85 - $30.00  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$972 - $1,758  
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).
)
$37,689 - $78,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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 20%

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 25 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 25%