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Architect salary in Chicago, IL

How much does an Architect make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $95,490
Low $59,388
High $153,540
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a architect is $95,490 per year in Chicago, IL. 81 salaries reported, updated at June 6, 2023

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Top companies for Architects in Chicago, IL

  1. Autodesk
    530 reviews49 salaries reported
    $207,683per year
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Highest paying cities for Architects near Chicago, IL

  1. Deerfield, IL
    $123,655 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Hoffman Estates, IL
    $108,756 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $95,490 per year
    81 salaries reported
  1. Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    $94,869 per year
    15 salaries reported
  2. Waukegan, IL
    $94,856 per year
    19 salaries reported
  3. Naperville, IL
    $92,344 per year
    26 salaries reported
  1. Lincolnshire, IL
    $89,604 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. North Chicago, IL
    $88,183 per year
    15 salaries reported
  3. Buffalo Grove, IL
    $87,647 per year
    24 salaries reported
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Where can an Architect earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Architects

Most recommended skill

Communication Skills(earn +25.34% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 65725.93% since 2018. Architects with this skill earn +25.34% more than the average base salary, which is $95,490 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20131increase by 1
20144increase by 300.00%
20153decrease by 25.00%
20164increase by 33.33%
201710increase by 150.00%
201854increase by 440.00%
201935546increase by 65725.93%

Top companies hiring Architects with the recommended skill

BCT Design Group
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Top certifications

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
33 jobs41
17 jobs21
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Most common benefits for Architects

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 287 ratings

64% of Architects in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Chicago, IL?

Project Architect

459 job openings

Average $78,380 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Architect

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What kind of architect role gets the highest pay?

The following are the architect roles with the highest pay:

  • Building Architect (Commercial, Factories, Resident, Restaurants, Theatre, etc.)
  • Landscape Architect (Parks, Gardens, Playgrounds, etc.)
  • Naval Architect (Boats, Ship, Submarine, etc.)
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How much do similar professions to architect get paid?

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