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Average Salary - Chicago UNITED STATES


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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$86,373 USD

£66,347 GBP
New York City

$99,813 USD

$52,000 USD

£39,943 GBP

Average Salary / Chicago

Average salary in Chicago is $86,373 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 785 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $96,100 USD. Women receive a salary of $76,500 USD.

The most paid careers are Engineers & Technicians V with average income $131,700 USD and Engineers & Technicians III with income $120,000 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $147,200 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $99,500 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $116,600 USD. Employees with 12-16 Years of experience receive $100,800 USD.

Levels / Chicago (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
4 100%
0.51%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
18 99.49%
2.29%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
20 97.2%
2.55%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
31 94.65%
3.95%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
20 90.7%
2.55%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
40 88.15%
5.1%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
44 83.06%
5.61%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
67 77.45%
8.54%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
42 68.92%
5.35%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
48 63.57%
6.11%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
34 57.45%
4.33%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
41 53.12%
5.22%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
25 47.9%
3.18%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
39 44.71%
4.97%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
24 39.75%
3.06%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
28 36.69%
3.57%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
21 33.12%
2.68%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
30 30.45%
3.82%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
10 26.62%
1.27%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
18 25.35%
2.29%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
9 23.06%
1.15%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
30 21.91%
3.82%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
12 18.09%
1.53%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
12 16.56%
1.53%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
7 15.03%
0.89%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
17 14.14%
2.17%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
5 11.97%
0.64%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
18 11.34%
2.29%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
5 9.04%
0.64%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
8 8.41%
1.02%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
6 7.39%
0.76%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
5 6.62%
0.64%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
13 5.99%
1.66%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
4 4.33%
0.51%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
6 3.82%
0.76%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
2 3.06%
0.25%
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
2 2.8%
0.25%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
20 2.55%
2.55%

Gender / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 405 $96,100 USD
2 Women 204 $76,500 USD

Education / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 48 $147,200 USD
2 Masters Degree 208 $99,500 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 336 $81,200 USD
4 Bellow H. School 5 $74,800 USD
5 Some College 143 $70,200 USD
6 High School 45 $52,100 USD

Experience / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 167 $116,600 USD
2 12-16 Years 86 $100,800 USD
3 8-12 Years 119 $96,800 USD
4 16-20 Years 69 $95,000 USD
5 4-8 Years 136 $69,900 USD
6 2-4 Years 87 $65,200 USD
7 1-2 Years 57 $55,400 USD
8 0-1 Year 64 $50,900 USD

Age / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 35 $120,900 USD
2 66-70 7 $119,400 USD
3 51-55 60 $117,700 USD
4 46-50 62 $109,800 USD
5 61-65 21 $102,500 USD
6 36-40 85 $101,600 USD
7 41-45 62 $91,500 USD
8 31-35 84 $81,700 USD
9 n/a 178 $75,500 USD
10 26-30 113 $71,300 USD
11 21-25 67 $53,700 USD
12 14-20 10 $43,300 USD
13 71-75 1 $18,000 USD

Work Type / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 45 $93,000 USD
2 Contract 46 $87,800 USD
3 Permanent 668 $87,500 USD
4 Part Time 26 $43,300 USD

Career Groups / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Engineers & Technicians V 7 $131,700 USD
2 Engineers & Technicians III 1 $120,000 USD
3 Law 17 $117,300 USD
4 Management & Business 120 $110,200 USD
5 Health Care & Medical 29 $104,100 USD
6 Salesmen & Saleswomen 21 $102,100 USD
7 Finance & Banking 45 $100,400 USD
8 Human Resources 29 $98,000 USD
9 IT & Programming II 42 $95,100 USD
10 Engineers & Technicians IV 3 $95,000 USD
11 IT & Programming 72 $93,200 USD
12 Insurance 28 $92,600 USD
13 Security & Fireguard 6 $90,000 USD
14 Health Care & Medical II 30 $88,000 USD
15 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 44 $87,600 USD
16 Construction & Labor Workers 18 $84,700 USD
17 Hotels & Tourism 4 $84,500 USD
18 Logistics, Road, Railway 11 $78,800 USD
19 Engineers & Technicians 39 $78,600 USD
20 Military 2 $75,500 USD
21 Education & University 32 $74,300 USD
22 Properties & Real Estates 7 $68,200 USD
23 Aviation & Shipping 2 $67,500 USD
24 Public Sector 11 $64,800 USD
25 Accounting & Administration 59 $60,300 USD
26 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 13 $58,600 USD
27 Fashion 3 $57,000 USD
28 Automobile 2 $55,000 USD
29 Geography & Geodesy 1 $55,000 USD
30 Media 7 $52,800 USD
31 Making Design 12 $52,500 USD
32 Architect Constructions 11 $50,700 USD
33 Customer Services 31 $50,500 USD
34 Organization & Coordination 5 $48,400 USD
35 Arts, Culture, Performance 8 $39,100 USD
36 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 9 $34,800 USD
37 Sports & Recreation 1 $34,000 USD
38 Archaeology & History 1 $30,000 USD
39 Agriculture & Fishing 2 $24,500 USD

Careers / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 CEO 4 $200,000 USD
2 Director 22 $161,500 USD
3 General Manager 11 $144,900 USD
4 Other Finance Career 8 $143,300 USD
5 Other Sales Career 5 $143,000 USD
6 Risk Management Insurance 6 $133,600 USD
7 Other Engineer Career 7 $131,700 USD
8 Business Manager 5 $130,600 USD
9 Computer Architect 5 $129,500 USD
10 Lawyer 8 $128,100 USD
11 Product Development Manager 4 $127,500 USD
12 Salesmen or Saleswomen 10 $118,500 USD
13 IT Manager 18 $118,100 USD
14 Human Resources Manager 10 $116,500 USD
15 Lead Developer 5 $116,100 USD
16 Software Engineer 8 $115,800 USD
17 IT Project Manager 10 $112,100 USD
18 Financial Adviser 5 $111,400 USD
19 Finance Manager 4 $111,300 USD
20 Other Human Resource Career 9 $103,500 USD
21 Human Resource 6 $93,300 USD
22 Operations Manager 6 $93,300 USD
23 Healthcare Management 4 $89,500 USD
24 University Professor 4 $88,800 USD
25 Business Development Manager 4 $84,800 USD
26 Manager 16 $84,400 USD
27 Software Developer 13 $83,700 USD
28 Registered Nurse 5 $82,800 USD
29 Engineer 13 $81,200 USD
30 System Analyst 7 $81,100 USD
31 Other Management Career 12 $80,600 USD
32 Other Insurance Career 4 $80,500 USD
33 Office Manager 6 $80,100 USD
34 Other Medical Career 9 $75,400 USD
35 Account Manager 4 $73,800 USD
36 Project Manager 9 $72,700 USD
37 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 7 $72,700 USD
38 Financial Analyst 9 $72,600 USD
39 Clinical Psychologist 4 $71,300 USD
40 Other Administration Career 5 $71,000 USD
41 Electrical Engineer 4 $70,400 USD
42 Other Manufacturing Career 4 $69,500 USD
43 Marketing Manager 8 $66,200 USD
44 System Administrator 5 $64,400 USD
45 Other Public Sector Career 5 $64,100 USD
46 Customer Service Manager 8 $62,000 USD
47 Accountant 7 $58,000 USD
48 Mechanical Engineer 6 $56,500 USD
49 Marketing 5 $56,100 USD
50 Insurance 5 $55,800 USD
51 Other Service Career 8 $54,800 USD
52 Manufacturing 4 $54,000 USD
53 Teacher 7 $52,500 USD
54 Architect 7 $48,200 USD
55 Designer 4 $47,100 USD
56 Staff Accountant 8 $46,700 USD
57 Service Coordinator 6 $38,400 USD
58 Administrative Assistant 7 $35,800 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Account Manager
Posted 15 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Basic $50,000 USD

Customer Support
Posted 08 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago High School 2-4 Years Intermediate $54,000 USD

Hr Director
Posted 07 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $120,000 USD

Director
Posted 21 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $55,000 USD

Recepcionista
Posted 21 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 8-12 Years Advanced $75,000 USD

Animator
Posted 18 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $47,500 USD

Professor Emeritus
Posted 11 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $120,000 USD

Product Manager
Posted 15 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $83,000 USD

Team Lead
Posted 15 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $140,000 USD

Product Manager
Posted 13 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $85,000 USD

Talent Acquisition & Strategy
Posted 13 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $45,000 USD

Mechanical Insulator
Posted 11 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 16-20 Years Advanced $87,000 USD

Client Development - Manager
Posted 06 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $101,000 USD

Investor Relations
Posted 29 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $70,000 USD

Lead Application Developer
Posted 28 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $140,000 USD

Account Executive
Posted 26 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $100,000 USD

System Administrator
Posted 23 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 1-2 Years Advanced $52,000 USD

Accountant
Posted 16 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $98,000 USD

Expert
Posted 09 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $80,000 USD

Underwriter/asset Manager
Posted 27 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate $60,000 USD

Senior Sw Engineer
Posted 11 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $115,000 USD

Attorney
Posted 02 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $75,000 USD

Electrical Engineer
Posted 24 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $95,000 USD

Lecturer
Posted 22 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $57,500 USD

Software Engineer
Posted 21 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $100,000 USD

Account Manager
Posted 14 July 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $130,000 USD

Hr Manager
Posted 08 July 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced $82,000 USD

Senior Global Research Operations Manager
Posted 23 June 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $103,000 USD

Middle Mangement
Posted 12 March 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 20+ Years n/a $175,000 USD

Lead Sda
Posted 17 February 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 20+ Years n/a $135,000 USD

Director Of Teacher Support
Posted 14 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $67,000 USD

Senior Engineer L1
Posted 11 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $120,000 USD

Loan Officer
Posted 10 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 2-4 Years n/a $36,000 USD

Roofer
Posted 22 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $35,000 USD

Sales Engineer
Posted 08 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

Pharmacy Technician
Posted 17 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $45,000 USD

Sales Manager
Posted 13 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $33,000 USD

Delivery Manager
Posted 11 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

Land Lord
Posted 22 September 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 8-12 Years n/a $19,700 USD

Security Executive
Posted 11 September 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 12-16 Years n/a $295,000 USD

Senior Manager /director
Posted 17 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $235,000 USD

Greenhouse Manager
Posted 11 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago High School 4-8 Years n/a $20,000 USD

Consultant
Posted 02 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $70,000 USD

Financial Advisor
Posted 12 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $120,000 USD

Global Account Director
Posted 10 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $165,000 USD

Quality Engineer
Posted 17 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $106,000 USD

Director
Posted 16 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $80,000 USD

Post Doc
Posted 11 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

Marketing Analyst
Posted 01 March 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $70,000 USD

Manufacturing Engineer
Posted 26 February 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $225,000 USD

ECONOMY / Chicago

The economy in Chicago is among largest on the world and very diversified. It is an efficient economic center for more than 400 major headquarters. Chicago has various economic sectors that include manufacturing, risk management and innovations, IT, health services, and others.

Chicago Employment by Industry

Chicago employment by industry

Average salary in Chicago is much higher than U.S. average salary. For example Experienced Software Developer earn around $87,000 on average per year. Average salary for IT Project Manager in Chicago is around $88,000. Executive Assistant earn around $51,000 on average per year.


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