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Civil Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $61,263 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, AutoDesk, and Construction Estimating. 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 Salary (?
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$48,352 - $82,692
(Median)
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61K
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MEDIAN: $61,262
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Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$20.43 - $39.78
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,352 - $82,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,383  
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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$49,430 - $86,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $39.78  
   
Overtime
$24.43 - $40.92  
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,383  
   
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).
)
$49,430 - $86,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%
Late-Career
up arrow 25%
National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

AutoDesk
up arrow 16%
Project
up arrow 16%
Construction Estimating
up arrow 14%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Matlab
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
0%
Autocad Civil 3D
0%
National Average
$63,000
AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Microstation
up arrow 4%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%