Construction Project Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The majority of Chicago Construction Project Managers — just below two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $51K to $119K per year, and the median is $79K annually. Total cash compensation to Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. bottoms out near $51K and approaches $119K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by slightly more than half. Most Construction Project Managers in Chicago like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,009 - $107,239
MEDIAN: $78,598

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$50,009 - $107,239  
$0.00 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,443  
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).
$50,972 - $118,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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.

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $83K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $88K. Construction Project Managers in Chicago who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $87K.

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Experience Affects Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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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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Budget Management
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Construction Estimating
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Contractor Management
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Job Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

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


10 %
90 %

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: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%