Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Two-thirds of Chicago Construction Project Managers have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $52K to $122K per year, but median earnings come to around $80K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $13K, respectively — total cash payment to Construction Project Managers in Chicago can bottom out near $52K or peak near $122K depending on individual performance. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by approximately half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,378 - $110,297
MEDIAN: $79,679

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$50,378 - $110,297  
$0.00 - $19,458  
Profit Sharing
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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).
$52,050 - $122,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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.

Construction Project Managers in Chicago with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 $79K 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 $85K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $89K on average.

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Experience Affects Construction Project Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Construction Project Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Microsoft Project
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Budget Management
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Microsoft Office
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Construction Estimating
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Contractor Management

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Project Management
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Job Scheduling
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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 11 votes.


8 %
92 %

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: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%