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Construction Project Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

With about three-fifths of Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Chicago Construction Project Managers is $80K annually and can range from $57K on the lower end to $125K per year near the higher end. Job satisfaction for Construction Project Managers in Chicago is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Chicago Construction Project Managers are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$51,699 - $109,347
MEDIAN: $80,430

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$51,699 - $109,347  
$0.00 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $7,681  
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).
$56,724 - $124,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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.

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $61K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $84K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $101K, a plump six-figure sum.

Experience Affects Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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Microsoft Project
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Budget Management
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Contract Negotiation
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National Average

Construction Estimating
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Project Management
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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 10 votes.


11 %
89 %

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: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 20%