Average Late-Career Architectural Designer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$79,480
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The average salary for a Late-Career Architectural Designer in Chicago, Illinois is $79,480.
25%
$51k
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$79k
75%
$86k
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$51k - $86k
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$62k - $88k

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Job Description for Architectural Designer

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designer

An entry-level Architectural Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,547 based on 23 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,609 based on 90 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,775 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,460 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 37.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Greenville, South Carolina (18.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (24.5% less), Denver, Colorado (18.2% less) and Dallas, Texas (12.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 159 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.5%
Early Career
56.6%
Mid Career
25.2%
Experienced
3.8%