With approximately three-fifths of Project Architects in Chicago, Ill. reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $49K to $92K per year and averages out to $66K per year. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are far more male Project Architects in Chicago survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$49,174 - $90,632
$49K
$66K
$91K
MEDIAN: $66,477
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Bonus
$888 - $10,256  
Profit Sharing
$2,975  
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$49,299 - $91,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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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

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


Project Architects in Chicago, Ill. who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Chicago Project Architects see a median income of $56K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $60K. On average, Project Architects in Chicago make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $90K.

Key Stats for Project Architect

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Project Architect Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%


National Average
$68,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%


Skills That Affect Project Architect Salaries

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 6%

Client Interaction
up arrow 6%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 5%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 1%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 11%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 12%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 12%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

AutoCAD
up arrow 14%

3D Rendering
up arrow 15%

Design
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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