Construction Project Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Construction Project Managers with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below two-thirds of Construction Project Managers in Chicago. Salaries average out to around $80K per year and spread from $51K to $120K per year. In the world of Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill., overall income ranges from $51K near the bottom to $120K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chicago Construction Project Managers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,071 - $108,413
MEDIAN: $79,778

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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.
$50,071 - $108,413  
$0.00 - $19,808  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,033  
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).
$51,129 - $120,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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.

For Construction Project Managers in Chicago, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $81K. Chicago Construction Project Managers bring in $86K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $89K.

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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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Construction Estimating

Budget Management

National Average

Microsoft Office
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Contractor Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Project Management
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Job Scheduling
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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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%