$51,107
Avg. Salary
$21.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,700

Bonus

$3,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Architectural Designer in Chicago, Illinois is $21.48 per hour.

The average pay for an Architectural Designer in Chicago, Illinois is $51,107 per year.

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$15.00
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$21.48
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$27.85
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$41k
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$65k
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MEDIAN $51,107
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MEDIAN: $51,107
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$0$66K
Salary $41,067 - $65,271
Bonus $397 - $5,960
Profit Sharing $3,500
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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$41,178 - $66,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 26 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 125
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $15.00 - $27.85
Overtime $20.24 - $39.00
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $397 - $5,960
Profit Sharing $3,500
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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$41,178 - $66,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 26 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

Job Description for Architectural Designer

Architectural designers design such projects as buildings, urban landscapes, and parks. In some cases, designers will work as a part of a company or studio, although they can also work independently. They meet with the client to discuss the client's budget and preferences. They then consult with the landscape consultant to understand the construction site and create different concepts for the project for presentation to the client. After incorporating in client comments on concepts, architectural designers work with engineers to create a design that works within the client's budget. During construction, they provide drawings to the construction team and monitor progress to make sure it is faithful to the design. Once the project is finished, the designer must inspect the building to make sure it meets the clients' standards.

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Architectural Designer Tasks
  • Produce CAD drawings, renderings, layouts and color boards for specific architectural design.
  • Compile data and perform dimensional and routine calculations required for the preparation of drawings and design layouts.
  • Research and develop design and product solutions and presents them for consideration.
  • Produce drawings and specifications that have been red lined by others.
  • Use technical manuals to ensure compliance with required codes and standards.

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%

Architectural Designer Job Listings

Key Stats for Architectural Designer

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Architectural Designer Salaries

▲17%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$52,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Architectural Designer Salaries

Project Management
▲9%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲6%

Graphic Design
▲6%

▲5%

▲4%

Microsoft Office
▲4%


Adobe InDesign
▲2%

Adobe Illustrator
▲2%

autodesk autocad
▲1%


Project Coordinating
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
▼1%

▼7%

AutoCAD Architecture
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 11%