Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Roughly two-thirds of Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $52K to $122K per year, and the average comes out to $80K annually. Final cash compensation to Construction Project Managers in Chicago varies from around $52K to approximately $122K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $13K, respectively. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and nearly one-half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chicago Construction Project Managers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of 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
$0.00 - $12,500  
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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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $79K. On average, Chicago Construction Project Managers make $85K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $89K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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

National Average

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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%