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

Median pay for Chicago Architects lies in the neighborhood of $51K per year. Pay generally varies between $37K and $74K per year. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,740 - $75,850
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,163
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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,740 - $75,850  
   
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).
)
$37,405 - $73,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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
$12.26 - $31.56  
   
Overtime
$22.60 - $30.52  
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
$0.00 - $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).
)
$37,405 - $73,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 21%

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

Project Management
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Architecture
0%

National Average
$51,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 2%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 16%

3D Rendering
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 24%
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