Architectural Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

An Architectural Designer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $50,723 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$40,816 - $61,674
$41K
$50K
$62K
MEDIAN: $50,383
10%
50%
90%

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$18.00 - $21.64
$20
MEDIAN: $20.07
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$40,816 - $61,674  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $6,234  
Profit Sharing
$6,100  
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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$40,276 - $64,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$20.07  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $41.49  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$96.96 - $6,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,100  
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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$40,276 - $64,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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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Key Stats for Architectural Designer

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
4%
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Experience Affects Architectural Designer Salaries

▲18%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$51,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Architectural Designer Salaries

Project Management
▲10%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲7%

Graphic Design
▲7%

▲5%

▲5%

Microsoft Office
▲5%

Adobe InDesign
▲3%

Adobe Illustrator
▲3%



autodesk autocad
▲1%

Project Coordinating
▲1%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

▼6%

AutoCAD Architecture
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 7%
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