Civil Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $59,957 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project and AutoDesk. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$47,790 - $83,078
(Median)
48K
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72K
83K
MEDIAN: $59,957
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Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$19.29 - $37.62
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$47,790 - $83,078  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,425  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $25,500  
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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$48,802 - $86,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.29 - $37.62  
   
Overtime
$23.82 - $41.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,425  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $25,500  
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).
)
$48,802 - $86,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Project
up arrow 18%
AutoDesk
up arrow 15%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Matlab
up arrow 5%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
0%
Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$62,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 2%
Microstation
up arrow 4%
C++
up arrow 4%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 6%

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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