Design Architect in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Earnings for Chicago Design Architects come in at around $54K per year on average. The majority of Design Architects in Chicago (62 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Work is enjoyable for Design Architects in Chicago, Ill., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,898 - $95,870
$40K
$54K
$96K
MEDIAN: $54,432
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$14.68 - $28.09
$15
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$28
MEDIAN: $21.54
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,898 - $95,870  
   
Bonus
$479.71 - $10,155  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$38,027 - $95,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $28.09  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $33.89  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$479.71 - $10,155  
   
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$38,027 - $95,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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

Pay by Experience for a Design Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 58 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Design Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 18 salaries. A Design Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Design Architect

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Design Architect Salaries

▲75%

▲64%

▲9%

National Average
$54,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 17%
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