Construction Project Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

An average Construction Project Manager in Chicago can expect to take home roughly $80K per year. Cash earnings for Chicago Construction Project Managers — which occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $51K to approximately $122K. Most Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. report high levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,150 - $109,686
MEDIAN: $79,984

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$50,150 - $109,686  
$0.00 - $19,191  
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: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For Chicago Construction Project Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $80K. Construction Project Managers in Chicago see a median salary of $86K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $88K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Microsoft Project
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Budget Management
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Construction Estimating
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National Average

Contractor Management
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Microsoft Office
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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 10 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: 75% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 24%