An Entry-Level Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $60,161 per year.

$50,894 - $74,280
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$51K
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$74K
MEDIAN: $60,160
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$20.43 - $33.82
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$20
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$34
MEDIAN: $26.00
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$50,894 - $74,280  
   
Bonus
$412.17 - $4,981  
Profit Sharing
$5,174  
Total Pay (?
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$47,733 - $73,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $33.82  
   
Overtime
$24.92 - $37.15  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$412.17 - $4,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,174  
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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$47,733 - $73,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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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Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 5%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 3%

Microstation
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

autodesk autocad
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Project
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Autocad Civil 3D
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AutoCAD
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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