Construction Project Managers in Chicago with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent nearly two in three of Chicago Construction Project Managers. Salaries average out to around $83K annually and spread from $50K to $118K per year. In the world of Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill., overall income ranges from $50K near the bottom to $118K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a fourth claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Chicago Construction Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$50,266 - $114,694
MEDIAN: $82,675

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$50,266 - $114,694  
$-0.49 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,795  
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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).
$50,335 - $117,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
1,320,015 (48.5%)
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...

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Project Manager

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

Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $71K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $88K. Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. bring in $82K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $87K on average.

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Experience Affects Construction Project Manager Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Construction Project Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Contractor Management
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Microsoft Word
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National Average

Budget Management
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Construction Estimating
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Job Scheduling
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autodesk autocad
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Microsoft Project
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


4 %
96 %

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: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 22%