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$86,370 USD

£74,792 GBP
New York City

$100,261 USD

$52,013 USD

£45,041 GBP

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Average Salary / Chicago

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Average salary in Chicago is $86,370 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,013 USD. All data are based on 793 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $96,025 USD. Women receive a salary of $76,320 USD.

The most paid careers are Engineers & Technicians V with average income $131,735 USD and Engineers & Technicians III with income $120,032 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $147,239 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $99,126 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $116,631 USD. Employees with 12-16 Years of experience receive $100,827 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%
2.27%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
21 97.23%
2.65%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
31 94.58%
3.91%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
20 90.67%
2.52%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
40 88.15%
5.04%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
44 83.1%
5.55%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
68 77.55%
8.58%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
43 68.98%
5.42%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
48 63.56%
6.05%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
34 57.5%
4.29%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
41 53.22%
5.17%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
26 48.05%
3.28%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
40 44.77%
5.04%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
25 39.72%
3.15%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
28 36.57%
3.53%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
21 33.04%
2.65%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
30 30.39%
3.78%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
10 26.61%
1.26%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
19 25.35%
2.4%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
9 22.95%
1.13%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
30 21.82%
3.78%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
12 18.03%
1.51%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
12 16.52%
1.51%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
7 15.01%
0.88%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
17 14.12%
2.14%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
5 11.98%
0.63%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
18 11.35%
2.27%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
5 9.08%
0.63%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
9 8.45%
1.13%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
6 7.31%
0.76%
$190,100 USD - $200,099 USD
5 6.56%
0.63%
$200,100 USD - $210,099 USD
13 5.93%
1.64%
$210,100 USD - $220,099 USD
4 4.29%
0.5%
$220,100 USD - $230,099 USD
6 3.78%
0.76%
$230,100 USD - $240,099 USD
2 3.03%
0.25%
$240,100 USD - $250,099 USD
2 2.77%
0.25%
$250,100 USD - $350,099 USD
20 2.52%
2.52%
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Gender / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 412 $96,025 USD
2 Women 205 $76,320 USD

Education / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 48 $147,239 USD
2 Masters Degree 211 $99,126 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 339 $81,321 USD
4 Bellow H. School 5 $74,820 USD
5 Some College 145 $70,518 USD
6 High School 45 $52,113 USD

Experience / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 167 $116,631 USD
2 12-16 Years 86 $100,827 USD
3 8-12 Years 120 $97,526 USD
4 16-20 Years 69 $95,025 USD
5 4-8 Years 138 $69,818 USD
6 2-4 Years 87 $65,217 USD
7 1-2 Years 58 $55,914 USD
8 0-1 Year 68 $52,213 USD

Age / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 35 $120,932 USD
2 66-70 7 $119,431 USD
3 51-55 60 $117,731 USD
4 46-50 62 $109,829 USD
5 61-65 21 $102,527 USD
6 36-40 86 $100,827 USD
7 41-45 63 $92,824 USD
8 31-35 84 $81,721 USD
9 n/a 178 $75,520 USD
10 26-30 115 $71,819 USD
11 21-25 71 $54,514 USD
12 14-20 10 $43,311 USD
13 71-75 1 $18,004 USD

Work Type / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 45 $93,024 USD
2 Contract 46 $87,823 USD
3 Permanent 676 $87,523 USD
4 Part Time 26 $43,311 USD

Career Groups / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Engineers & Technicians V 7 $131,735 USD
2 Engineers & Technicians III 1 $120,032 USD
3 Law 17 $117,331 USD
4 Management & Business 121 $110,729 USD
5 Health Care & Medical 29 $104,127 USD
6 Salesmen & Saleswomen 22 $101,427 USD
7 Finance & Banking 45 $100,426 USD
8 Human Resources 29 $98,026 USD
9 IT & Programming II 42 $95,125 USD
10 Engineers & Technicians IV 3 $95,025 USD
11 IT & Programming 73 $93,425 USD
12 Insurance 28 $92,624 USD
13 Security & Fireguard 6 $90,024 USD
14 Health Care & Medical II 30 $88,023 USD
15 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 46 $86,623 USD
16 Construction & Labor Workers 18 $84,722 USD
17 Hotels & Tourism 4 $84,522 USD
18 Logistics, Road, Railway 12 $79,321 USD
19 Engineers & Technicians 39 $78,621 USD
20 Military 2 $75,520 USD
21 Education & University 33 $73,019 USD
22 Properties & Real Estates 7 $68,218 USD
23 Aviation & Shipping 2 $67,518 USD
24 Public Sector 12 $64,017 USD
25 Accounting & Administration 59 $60,316 USD
26 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 13 $58,615 USD
27 Fashion 3 $57,015 USD
28 Automobile 2 $55,014 USD
29 Geography & Geodesy 1 $55,014 USD
30 Media 7 $52,814 USD
31 Making Design 12 $52,514 USD
32 Architect Constructions 11 $50,713 USD
33 Customer Services 31 $50,513 USD
34 Organization & Coordination 5 $48,412 USD
35 Arts, Culture, Performance 8 $39,110 USD
36 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 9 $34,809 USD
37 Sports & Recreation 1 $34,009 USD
38 Archaeology & History 1 $30,008 USD
39 Agriculture & Fishing 2 $24,506 USD

Careers / Chicago (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 CEO 4 $200,053 USD
2 Director 23 $162,143 USD
3 General Manager 11 $144,938 USD
4 Other Finance Career 8 $143,338 USD
5 Other Sales Career 5 $143,038 USD
6 Risk Management Insurance 6 $133,635 USD
7 Other Engineer Career 7 $131,735 USD
8 Business Manager 5 $130,635 USD
9 Computer Architect 5 $129,534 USD
10 Lawyer 8 $128,134 USD
11 Product Development Manager 4 $127,534 USD
12 Salesmen or Saleswomen 10 $118,531 USD
13 IT Manager 18 $118,131 USD
14 Human Resources Manager 10 $116,531 USD
15 Lead Developer 5 $116,131 USD
16 Software Engineer 8 $115,831 USD
17 IT Project Manager 10 $112,130 USD
18 Financial Adviser 5 $111,429 USD
19 Finance Manager 4 $111,329 USD
20 Other Human Resource Career 9 $103,527 USD
21 Human Resource 6 $93,325 USD
22 Operations Manager 6 $93,325 USD
23 Healthcare Management 4 $89,523 USD
24 University Professor 4 $88,823 USD
25 Business Development Manager 4 $84,822 USD
26 Manager 16 $84,422 USD
27 Software Developer 13 $83,722 USD
28 Registered Nurse 5 $82,822 USD
29 Engineer 13 $81,221 USD
30 System Analyst 7 $81,121 USD
31 Other Management Career 12 $80,621 USD
32 Office Manager 6 $80,121 USD
33 Other Medical Career 9 $75,420 USD
34 Project Manager 9 $72,719 USD
35 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 7 $72,719 USD
36 Financial Analyst 9 $72,619 USD
37 Clinical Psychologist 4 $71,319 USD
38 Other Administration Career 5 $71,019 USD
39 Electrical Engineer 4 $70,418 USD
40 Other Manufacturing Career 4 $69,518 USD
41 Marketing Manager 8 $66,217 USD
42 System Administrator 5 $64,417 USD
43 Other Public Sector Career 5 $64,117 USD
44 Customer Service Manager 8 $62,016 USD
45 Marketing Coordinator 4 $60,016 USD
46 Accountant 7 $58,015 USD
47 Mechanical Engineer 6 $56,515 USD
48 Marketing 5 $56,115 USD
49 Insurance 5 $55,814 USD
50 Other Service Career 8 $54,814 USD
51 Manufacturing 4 $54,014 USD
52 Teacher 7 $52,514 USD
53 Architect 7 $48,212 USD
54 Designer 4 $47,112 USD
55 Staff Accountant 8 $46,712 USD
56 Other Education Career 4 $39,510 USD
57 Service Coordinator 6 $38,410 USD
58 Administrative Assistant 7 $35,809 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Customer Success Manager
Posted 10 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $80,000 USD

Executive Supply Chain
Posted 21 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Expert $175,000 USD

Supply Chain Analyst
Posted 20 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate $85,000 USD

Area Manager
Posted 18 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 4-8 Years Expert $86,000 USD

Administration Support
Posted 11 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $29,000 USD

Data Scientist
Posted 15 June 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $110,000 USD

Marketing Manager
Posted 13 June 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $50,000 USD

Data Analyst
Posted 28 May 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $55,000 USD

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 $300,100 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 $295,100 USD

Senior Manager /director
Posted 17 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $235,100 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

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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