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

$86,492 USD

£68,359 GBP
New York City

$100,746 USD

$52,000 USD

£41,098 GBP

Average Salary / Chicago

Average salary in Chicago is $86,492 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 797 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $96,200 USD. Women receive a salary of $76,300 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 $99,300 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 $101,400 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%
0.5%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
18 99.5%
2.26%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
21 97.24%
2.63%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
31 94.6%
3.89%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
20 90.72%
2.51%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
40 88.21%
5.02%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
44 83.19%
5.52%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
68 77.67%
8.53%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
43 69.13%
5.4%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
48 63.74%
6.02%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
34 57.72%
4.27%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
43 53.45%
5.4%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
26 48.06%
3.26%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
40 44.79%
5.02%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
25 39.77%
3.14%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
28 36.64%
3.51%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
21 33.12%
2.63%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
30 30.49%
3.76%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
10 26.73%
1.25%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
19 25.47%
2.38%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
9 23.09%
1.13%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
30 21.96%
3.76%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
12 18.19%
1.51%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
12 16.69%
1.51%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
7 15.18%
0.88%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
17 14.3%
2.13%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
5 12.17%
0.63%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
19 11.54%
2.38%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
6 9.16%
0.75%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
9 8.41%
1.13%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
6 7.28%
0.75%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
5 6.52%
0.63%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
13 5.9%
1.63%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
4 4.27%
0.5%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
6 3.76%
0.75%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
2 3.01%
0.25%
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
2 2.76%
0.25%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
20 2.51%
2.51%

Gender / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 415 $96,200 USD
2 Women 206 $76,300 USD

Education / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 48 $147,200 USD
2 Masters Degree 213 $99,300 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 341 $81,500 USD
4 Bellow H. School 5 $74,800 USD
5 Some College 145 $70,500 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 87 $101,400 USD
3 8-12 Years 121 $98,000 USD
4 16-20 Years 69 $95,000 USD
5 4-8 Years 138 $69,800 USD
6 2-4 Years 87 $65,200 USD
7 1-2 Years 59 $56,200 USD
8 0-1 Year 69 $52,500 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 89 $101,800 USD
7 41-45 63 $92,800 USD
8 31-35 84 $81,700 USD
9 n/a 178 $75,500 USD
10 26-30 116 $71,800 USD
11 21-25 71 $54,500 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 Permanent 679 $87,700 USD
3 Contract 47 $87,400 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 121 $110,700 USD
5 Health Care & Medical 29 $104,100 USD
6 Finance & Banking 48 $102,300 USD
7 Salesmen & Saleswomen 22 $101,400 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 73 $93,400 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 46 $86,600 USD
16 Construction & Labor Workers 18 $84,700 USD
17 Hotels & Tourism 4 $84,500 USD
18 Logistics, Road, Railway 12 $79,300 USD
19 Engineers & Technicians 40 $78,400 USD
20 Military 2 $75,500 USD
21 Education & University 33 $73,000 USD
22 Properties & Real Estates 7 $68,200 USD
23 Aviation & Shipping 2 $67,500 USD
24 Public Sector 12 $64,000 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 23 $162,100 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 Risk Manager 4 $127,000 USD
13 Finance Manager 5 $121,000 USD
14 Salesmen or Saleswomen 10 $118,500 USD
15 IT Manager 18 $118,100 USD
16 Human Resources Manager 10 $116,500 USD
17 Lead Developer 5 $116,100 USD
18 Software Engineer 8 $115,800 USD
19 IT Project Manager 10 $112,100 USD
20 Financial Adviser 5 $111,400 USD
21 Other Human Resource Career 9 $103,500 USD
22 Human Resource 6 $93,300 USD
23 Operations Manager 6 $93,300 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 Office Manager 6 $80,100 USD
33 Other Medical Career 9 $75,400 USD
34 Project Manager 9 $72,700 USD
35 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 7 $72,700 USD
36 Financial Analyst 9 $72,600 USD
37 Clinical Psychologist 4 $71,300 USD
38 Other Administration Career 5 $71,000 USD
39 Electrical Engineer 4 $70,400 USD
40 Other Manufacturing Career 4 $69,500 USD
41 Marketing Manager 8 $66,200 USD
42 System Administrator 5 $64,400 USD
43 Other Public Sector Career 5 $64,100 USD
44 Customer Service Manager 8 $62,000 USD
45 Marketing Coordinator 4 $60,000 USD
46 Mechanical Engineer 7 $58,400 USD
47 Accountant 7 $58,000 USD
48 Marketing 5 $56,100 USD
49 Insurance 5 $55,800 USD
50 Other Service Career 8 $54,800 USD
51 Manufacturing 4 $54,000 USD
52 Teacher 7 $52,500 USD
53 Architect 7 $48,200 USD
54 Designer 4 $47,100 USD
55 Staff Accountant 8 $46,700 USD
56 Other Education Career 4 $39,500 USD
57 Service Coordinator 6 $38,400 USD
58 Administrative Assistant 7 $35,800 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Consultant (Man)
Posted 21 May 2024

What I do?

"Benefits."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert $158,000 USD

49/50  Fp&a (Man)
Posted 17 May 2024

What I do?

"Financial Planning & analysis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert $160,000 USD

48/50  Enhance Due Diligence Analyst (Woman)
Posted 11 January 2024

What I do?

"Risk Assessment Due Diligence KYC."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $73,000 USD

47/50  Assisstant Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 July 2023

What I do?

"Mechanical design, Mechanical Drawing, engineering and automatic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $70,000 USD

46/50  Customer Success Manager (Man)
Posted 10 September 2022

What I do?

"Take care of support, paid media, and strategy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $80,000 USD

45/50  Executive Supply Chain (Man)
Posted 21 July 2022

What I do?

"Business Development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Expert $175,000 USD

44/50  Supply Chain Analyst (Man)
Posted 20 July 2022

What I do?

"Excel, google sheets, Inventory Forecasting, PO drafting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate $85,000 USD

43/50  Area Manager (Man)
Posted 18 July 2022

What I do?

"Overseeing stores."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 4-8 Years Expert $86,000 USD

42/50  Administration Support (Man)
Posted 11 July 2022

What I do?

"Support teaching and supervisor staff."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $29,000 USD

41/50  Data Scientist (Man)
Posted 15 June 2022

What I do?

"Machine learning, data manipulation, data analysis, data extraction, python, sql, statistics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $110,000 USD

40/50  Marketing Manager (Woman)
Posted 13 June 2022

What I do?

"Oversee marketing team."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $50,000 USD

39/50  Data Analyst (Man)
Posted 28 May 2022

What I do?

"Data analysis, grant compliance, policy creation, service facilitation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $55,000 USD

38/50  Account Manager (Woman)
Posted 15 April 2022

What I do?

"Customer service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Basic $50,000 USD

37/50  Customer Support (Man)
Posted 08 April 2022

What I do?

"Provide technical support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago High School 2-4 Years Intermediate $54,000 USD

36/50  Hr Director (Woman)
Posted 07 April 2022

What I do?

"Oversee global HR."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $120,000 USD

35/50  Director (Man)
Posted 21 March 2022

What I do?

"Theology."

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

34/50  Recepcionista (Woman)
Posted 21 March 2022

What I do?

"Atender gente."

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

33/50  Animator (Man)
Posted 18 March 2022

What I do?

"Animation using 3D software. Compositing, rendering, lighting, editing."

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

32/50  Professor Emeritus (Man)
Posted 11 March 2022

What I do?

"Technical/Engineering."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $120,000 USD

31/50  Product Manager (Man)
Posted 15 February 2022

What I do?

"Ecommerce, product management, agile development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $83,000 USD

30/50  Team Lead (Woman)
Posted 15 January 2022

What I do?

"Security assessment and risks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $140,000 USD

29/50  Product Manager (Man)
Posted 13 January 2022

What I do?

"Reporting and Analytics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $85,000 USD

28/50  Talent Acquisition & Strategy (Man)
Posted 13 January 2022

What I do?

"Recruitment."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $45,000 USD

27/50  Mechanical Insulator (Man)
Posted 11 January 2022

What I do?

"Journeyman."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 16-20 Years Advanced $87,000 USD

26/50  Client Development - Manager (Woman)
Posted 06 January 2022

What I do?

"Account management / sales."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $101,000 USD

25/50  Investor Relations (Woman)
Posted 29 December 2021

What I do?

"Fundraising."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $70,000 USD

24/50  Lead Application Developer (Man)
Posted 28 December 2021

What I do?

"AWS JAVA."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $140,000 USD

23/50  Account Executive (Man)
Posted 26 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $100,000 USD

22/50  System Administrator (Man)
Posted 23 November 2021

What I do?

"Maintain a network."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 1-2 Years Advanced $52,000 USD

21/50  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 16 November 2021

What I do?

"Maintain financial ledgers for multi funds."

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

20/50  Expert (Man)
Posted 09 November 2021

What I do?

"Government relations."

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

19/50  Underwriter/asset Manager (Woman)
Posted 27 October 2021

What I do?

"Determining the value of homes across the US."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate $60,000 USD

18/50  Senior Sw Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 October 2021

What I do?

"Develop backend programs in Perl, C++, Java --expert in OOD."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $115,000 USD

17/50  Attorney (Man)
Posted 02 October 2021

What I do?

"Must be licensed by the State to practice law."

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

16/50  Electrical Engineer (Man)
Posted 24 September 2021

What I do?

"Control Systems."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $95,000 USD

15/50  Lecturer (Man)
Posted 22 September 2021

What I do?

"Course designing for upper level undergraduate courses."

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

14/50  Software Engineer (Woman)
Posted 21 September 2021

What I do?

"Testing, creating features."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $100,000 USD

13/50  Account Manager (Woman)
Posted 14 July 2021

What I do?

"Technology, Datacenter, Microsoft, Cloud, Infrastructure."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $130,000 USD

12/50  Hr Manager (Woman)
Posted 08 July 2021

What I do?

"Recruitment, Performance Reviews, Talent Reviews, Business Support, Change Management, etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced $82,000 USD

11/50  Senior Global Research Operations Manager (Woman)
Posted 23 June 2021

What I do?

"Recruiting, training, staffing, competencies, technology tools for all the above."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $103,000 USD

10/50  Middle Mangement (Man)
Posted 12 March 2021

What I do?

"Incharge of a shift. Fire, Arson investigator."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 20+ Years n/a $175,000 USD

9/50  Lead SDA (Man)
Posted 17 February 2021

What I do?

"Microsoft. NET. Web Development. SQL Server."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 20+ Years n/a $135,000 USD

8/50  Director Of Teacher Support (Woman)
Posted 14 January 2021

What I do?

"Lead teacher training, coach teachers on college access • Managed and coached a portfolio of teachers teaching OneGoal’s college access curriculum to meet Learn. Plan. Succeed Metrics o Differentiated supports for teachers and their Post-secondary leadership team to reach the verified enrollment of 98. 9% o Exceeded the org’s completion rate of 90% and achieved an average of 94. 5% FAFSA completion with teachers in my portfolio o Developed a culturally responsive coaching guide for teachers used as the regional strategy for students in check-ins • Pioneered prototype for the first student facing website in Chicago that was used as our region’s strategy to deliver student advising • Planned and executed professional development trainings at least 5 times a year for teachers and their respective PLT teams • Built team’s dashboard using internal data system called GradTrack (Salesforces powered) to monitor enrollment and persistence • Innovated the first teacher-led professional development to help reach the organization’s enrollment goal of 81%."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $67,000 USD

7/50  Senior Engineer L1 (Man)
Posted 11 December 2020

What I do?

"Develop iOS application."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $120,000 USD

6/50  Loan Officer (Woman)
Posted 10 December 2020

What I do?

"Assistant Bank Manager, lending, account management, supervisor."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 2-4 Years n/a $36,000 USD

5/50  Roofer (Man)
Posted 22 November 2020

What I do?

"Clean. Cut material. Safety. OSHA certified."

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

4/50  Sales Engineer (Man)
Posted 08 November 2020

What I do?

"Selling to manufacturing companies nationwide."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

3/50  Pharmacy Technician (Woman)
Posted 17 October 2020

What I do?

"Fill prescriptions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $45,000 USD

2/50  Sales Manager (Man)
Posted 13 October 2020

What I do?

"Bachelor degree."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $33,000 USD

1/50  Delivery Manager (Man)
Posted 11 October 2020

What I do?

"ERP, Human Resource."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD


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