The average pay for a Chief Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $100,000 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Engineering Design and Operations Management.

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MEDIAN: $100,000
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Salary
$48,788 - $173,826  
   
Bonus
$13,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$49,842 - $153,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$44.04  
   
Overtime
$63.98  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$13,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$49,842 - $153,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
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
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Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$101,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Chief Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 27%

Operations Management
up arrow 13%

People Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
0%

Maintenance
0%

Systems Engineering
0%

National Average
$101,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 1%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 17%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
63%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 89%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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