Architecture Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Architecture faculty can choose to work at one of 4 architecture schools in Chicago. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in architecture in the city of Chicago, which encompasses architecture training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Architecture
  • Masters degree in Architecture
  • PhD degree in Architecture


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Architecture Employment

Chicago 6,040
Illinois 7,520

Of the 7,520 architecture professionals employed in Illinois, 6,040 work in Chicago. The number of architecture professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 7% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for architecture professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Architecture employment growth

8,390 8,270 8,810 8,560 7,520
6,500 6,220 6,960 6,810 6,040
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Architecture VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$57,517 $61,243 $60,977 $62,463 $62,950
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for architecture professionals have increased. Chicago architecture professionals made $62,950 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for architecture professionals in Chicago was $57,517 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of architecture professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in Chicago

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90th percentile

Architecture professionals make a median salary of $60,240 per year in Chicago. The difference in pay between the architecture professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 112%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $43,453 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $92,067 per year.

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in Chicago

Civil Engineering

Architecture professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Architecture schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's architecture professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited architecture schools in the city.

Architecture Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 12 degree and certificate programs in architecture offered by Chicago's architecture schools.

Student Completed Architecture Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 433 students completed architecture courses.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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