Design Architects in Chicago can expect to earn an average of $55K annually. For the most part, Chicago Design Architects enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,915 - $89,235
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$40K
$55K
$89K
MEDIAN: $54,877
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$14.95 - $27.92
(Median)
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$21
$28
MEDIAN: $21.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,915 - $89,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,171  
Profit Sharing
$922  
Total Pay (?
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$38,032 - $88,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $27.92  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $33.34  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,171  
   
Profit Sharing
$922  
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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$38,032 - $88,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Pay by Experience Level for Design Architect

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $46K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $57K on average. Design Architects in Chicago with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Design Architects in Chicago, Ill. who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $70K.

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Experience Affects Design Architect Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 27%


National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries




Design
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 3%

3D Max
up arrow 3%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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