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

Architects in Chicago can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. Compensation ranges between $38K and $78K per year. Men make up the vast majority of Chicago Architects (82 percent) who took the survey. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and about one-half have dental insurance. Most Architects in Chicago, Ill. report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,501 - $80,256

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$14.85 - $32.03

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,501 - $80,256  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,957  
Total Pay (?
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$38,115 - $77,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $32.03  
   
Overtime
$22.60 - $30.52  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,957  
   
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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$38,115 - $77,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Experience Affects Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

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

Project Management
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 3%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 18%

3D Rendering
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 26%
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