Construction Project Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Construction Project Managers with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than two-thirds of Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill.. Salaries average out to around $80K per year and spread from $51K to $122K per year. In the world of Construction Project Managers in Chicago, total cash compensation can vary between $51K and $122K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $10K, respectively. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chicago Construction Project Managers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$50,102 - $109,865

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$50,102 - $109,865  
$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).
$51,210 - $121,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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.

Construction Project Managers in Chicago do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $81K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. make a median salary of $86K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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: 42% employee benefits None: 25%