Construction Project Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Construction Project Managers in Chicago who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below two-thirds of Chicago Construction Project Managers. Pay fluctuates from $51K to $120K per year, but expected earnings average $80K annually. Total incomes of Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $51K and $120K. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Chicago Construction Project Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,071 - $108,413
(Median)
$50K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,778
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Salary
$50,071 - $108,413  
   
Bonus
$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).
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$51,129 - $120,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $60K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Construction Project Managers in Chicago with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $86K. Construction Project Managers in Chicago, Ill. with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $89K.

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Experience Affects Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries



National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Construction Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 7%

Construction Estimating
0%

Budget Management
0%

National Average
$82,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Contractor Management
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 7%

Blueprints
up arrow 13%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%
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