Art Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

There are 19 art schools in Chicago for faculty to choose from. The trends in Chicago's art academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes art training at the following levels:

  • Art Certificate
  • Associates degree in Art
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art
  • PhD degree in Art


Statistics

Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Art Employment

Chicago 2,910
Illinois 3,630

Exactly 1,050 of Illinois' 1,630 art professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, in Chicago, there has been a 52% growth in the number of art professionals. As the employment for art professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Art employment growth

1,620 1,720 1,680 1,730 1,630
690 820 950 1,010 1,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Art VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$53,435 $45,170 $43,903 $46,330 $49,270
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for art professionals in Chicago have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $49,270 per year was earned by art professionals in Chicago. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for art professionals in Chicago was $53,435 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
$25,530
25th percentile
$35,223
50th percentile
$46,820
75th percentile
$59,393
90th percentile
$71,130

Art professionals make a median salary of $46,820 per year in Chicago. The 10% of art professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $25,530 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 179% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in Chicago

Film
$45,510
Art
$49,270
Visual Communications
$52,693
Web Design
$53,900
Graphic Design
$53,900
Drafting
$54,193
Animation
$55,087
Design
$58,565

Chicago art professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Art schools in Chicago

19

Many of Chicago's art professionals are graduates of one of the 19 accredited art schools in the city.

Art Programs Offered In Chicago

associate
10
bachelor
34
master
10
doctor
1
Certificate
1
Total56

There are a total of 56 degree and certificate programs in art offered by Chicago's art schools.

Student Completed Art Degrees In Chicago

associate
224
bachelor
1,296
master
156
doctor
7
Certificate
23
Total1,706

Approximately 1,706 students completed art courses in 2010.

Art Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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