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Architects in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as an Architect?

-0% Jobs Projection
$72,190 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

While jobs for Architects in Illinois are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Architects in Illinois is expected to decrease.

  • Architects in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Architects Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 5,560 people working as Architects in the year 2018.

There were 5,140 Architects employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 420 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,160 Architects working in it, which means Illinois has more Architects than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Architects in this state are declining at a rate of 0.2% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 390 annual job openings, and 5,570 total jobs in 2026 for Architects in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,700 annual jobs and 134,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Architects Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Architects ranged from $41,860 to $121,020 with $72,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.13 to $58.19. The median hourly rate was $34.71.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.02 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.31.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois Metros for Architects

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Architects.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,110 $72,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 920 $68,790
Rockford, IL 70 $70,330
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 $78,270
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 $65,540
Peoria, IL 50 $61,800
Decatur, IL 50 $65,790
Springfield, IL 40 $93,460
Carbondale-Marion, IL 40 $59,910

Top States for Architects Employment

View the list below to see where most Architects work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 13,570 $87,180
New York 11,620 $92,240
Texas 8,560 $86,160
Illinois 5,560 $72,190
Florida 4,340 $70,740
Pennsylvania 4,180 $71,740
Washington 4,150 $74,740
Colorado 3,800 $65,690
Massachusetts 3,320 $93,920
Ohio 3,120 $76,720
New Jersey 2,650 $79,200
Virginia 2,640 $83,040
Georgia 2,610 $0
Maryland 2,540 $80,010
North Carolina 2,330 $78,200
Michigan 2,130 $70,640
Missouri 2,010 $72,380
Oregon 1,910 $75,190
District of Columbia 1,900 $92,490
Minnesota 1,850 $82,260

Below are the states where Architects get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Massachusetts $93,920
Alaska $93,180
District of Columbia $92,490
New York $92,240
Arizona $88,590
California $87,180
Texas $86,160
Alabama $84,170
New Hampshire $83,210
Virginia $83,040

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