Architects


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Architects

Architects - Wages & Trends

Architects who are partners in large firms usually make the most money. However, it takes many years of experience to become a partner. For self-employed architects, expenses may be higher than earnings when first starting out.

Most employers offer health insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement plan. Self-employed architects must provide their own insurance and retirement plan.

Architects, except landscape and naval (SOC 17-1011)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $29.32 $38.05 $46.94
Yearly $60,977 $79,150 $97,629
    Champaign Area Hourly $30.26 $36.29 $43.79
Yearly $62,936 $75,486 $91,083
    Cook County Hourly $30.13 $38.98 $47.40
Yearly $62,668 $81,088 $98,584
    Decatur Area Hourly $26.86 $32.91 $48.01
Yearly $55,863 $68,444 $99,854
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $33.70 $36.47 $39.19
Yearly $70,088 $75,851 $81,511
    Du Page County Hourly $28.89 $43.51 $57.00
Yearly $60,098 $90,505 $118,570
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $31.12 $35.08 $38.80
Yearly $64,731 $72,964 $80,711
    Lake County Hourly (1) (1) (1)
Yearly (1) (1) (1)
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $27.07 $29.46 $33.36
Yearly $56,298 $61,287 $69,385
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $24.27 $33.83 $37.65
Yearly $50,479 $70,377 $78,307
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $29.88 $40.16 $46.52
Yearly $62,141 $83,525 $96,759
    Rockford Area Hourly $26.29 $35.40 $42.59
Yearly $54,679 $73,638 $88,584
    Springfield Area Hourly $29.30 $44.67 $51.42
Yearly $60,954 $92,924 $106,959
United States Hourly $30.10 $38.82 $50.77
Yearly $62,600 $80,750 $105,600
(1) Wage estimate isn't available.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.