Project Architect in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Chicago Project Architects with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Project Architects in Chicago, Ill.. Salaries average out to around $65K per year and spread from $49K to $87K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Most Project Architects in Chicago survey respondents are men (76 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,804 - $86,961
$49K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,551
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50%
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$0$86K
Salary $48,804 - $86,961
Bonus $881 - $10,304
Profit Sharing $2,975
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$48,964 - $86,815
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

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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 Project Architect

Pay by Experience for a Project Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Project Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 29 salaries. A Project Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Project Architect

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Project Architect Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

▲14%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Project Architect Salaries

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
▲12%


Microsoft Office
▲10%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
▲8%

Client Interaction
▲8%




National Average
$66,000


Adobe Illustrator
▼9%

Adobe Photoshop
▼10%

Adobe InDesign
▼10%

AutoCAD
▼12%

3D Rendering
▼13%

Design
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 8%
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