Project Architect in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Chicago Project Architects are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $67K annually on average but can range from $50K to $88K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Project Architects in Chicago — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Project Architects in Chicago, Ill. (81 percent) who took the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,888 - $89,103
$50K
$67K
$89K
MEDIAN: $66,896
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Bonus
$970 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$2,975  
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$49,993 - $88,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Project Architect Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

▲11%

National Average
$68,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Project Architect Salaries

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
▲9%


Microsoft Office
▲7%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
▲5%

Client Interaction
▲5%




National Average
$68,000


Adobe Photoshop
▼12%

Adobe Illustrator
▼12%

Adobe InDesign
▼13%

AutoCAD
▼14%

3D Rendering
▼15%

Design
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 9%
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