Design Architect in Chicago, Illinois Salary

For Design Architects in Chicago, Ill., annual average wages total $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Design Architects in Chicago approaches anywhere from $38K on the lower end to $95K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $14K from profit sharing. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Most Chicago Design Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Design Architects in Chicago, Ill. (61 percent) survey respondents are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,898 - $95,870
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$54K
$96K
MEDIAN: $54,451
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$14.74 - $27.98
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MEDIAN: $21.75
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,898 - $95,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $13,719  
Total Pay (?
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$38,083 - $94,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $27.98  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $34.02  
Local Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $13,719  
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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$38,083 - $94,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Design Architect

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $47K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $59K. Design Architects in Chicago who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. Chicago Design Architects 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 $95K on average.

Key Stats for Design Architect

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Design Architect Salaries

▲76%

▲64%

▲9%

National Average
$54,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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