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Construction Project Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The majority of Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. — close to two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $52K to $121K per year, and the median is $80K per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Chicago Construction Project Managers spread between $52K and $121K depending on individual performance. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. The majority of Construction Project Managers in Chicago claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,256 - $109,024
MEDIAN: $80,274

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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.
$50,256 - $109,024  
$0.00 - $19,808  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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).
$51,672 - $121,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

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

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $61K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $82K. Construction Project Managers in Chicago bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $89K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Microsoft Project
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Construction Estimating

National Average

Budget Management
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Microsoft Office
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Contractor Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Scheduling
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up arrow 14%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%