Average Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$63,663
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,000
Bonus
$3,500
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The average salary for an Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in Chicago, Illinois is $63,663.
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MEDIAN $63,663
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Salary
$44k - $100k
Bonus
$197 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $6k
Total Pay
$44k - $106k

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Job Description for Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)

Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Tasks
  • Coordinate all engineering drawings with architectural and interior design drawings.
  • Work on multiple projects concurrently in various stages of preparation and construction.
  • Review and process shop drawings, maintain and record changes on project during construction administration.
  • Prepare architectural working drawings and specifications.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Architect (but not Landscape or Naval). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)
Senior Project Architect
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)

Skills in Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit Architecture and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Design and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)

An entry-level Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,495 based on 13 salaries. An early career Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,752 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,026 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,491 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,956.
Employees with Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (12.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 147 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Early Career
36.7%
Mid Career
25.9%
Experienced
19.7%
Late Career
8.8%