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Civil Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $61,779 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 AutoDesk, Construction Estimating, and Project Management. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$48,795 - $85,441
(Median)
$49K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $61,779
10%
50%
90%

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$24.04 - $41.74
(Median)
$24
$30
$42
MEDIAN: $29.00
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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,795 - $85,441  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,180  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $15,205  
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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$49,884 - $88,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$24.04 - $41.74  
   
Overtime
$24.58 - $41.56  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,180  
   
Profit Sharing
$505 - $15,205  
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).
)
$49,884 - $88,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%


National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

AutoDesk
up arrow 15%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 13%


Project
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microstation
up arrow 4%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%