Biology Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

In Chicago, there are 19 biology schools where biology faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the biology academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in biology includes biology training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Biology
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Statistics

Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Biology Employment

Chicago 2,580
Illinois 5,020

Of the 5,020 biology professionals employed in Illinois, 2,580 work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of biology professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 11%. As the number of biology professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Biology employment growth

6,400 6,750 5,090 4,630 5,020
2,890 3,270 2,770 2,460 2,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Biology VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$54,588 $57,173 $59,368 $61,662 $63,872
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

As the number of biology professionals in Chicago has shrunk, salaries for biology professionals have increased. Chicago biology professionals made $63,872 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for biology professionals in Chicago was $54,588 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
$41,498
25th percentile
$49,324
50th percentile
$60,160
75th percentile
$76,928
90th percentile
$94,866

Biology professionals make a median salary of $60,160 per year in Chicago. The 10% of biology professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $41,498 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $94,866 per year.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Chicago

Chemistry
$53,460
Biochemistry
$63,313
Biology
$63,872
Biomedical Engineering
$70,710
Physics
$132,230

On average biology professional salaries in Chicago are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Biology schools in Chicago

19

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

Biology Programs Offered In Chicago

associate
7
bachelor
14
master
14
doctor
11
Certificate
0
Total46

Chicago's biology schools offer 46 biology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Biology Degrees In Chicago

associate
134
bachelor
986
master
135
doctor
56
Certificate
0
Total1,311

In 2010 approximately 1,311 students completed biology courses.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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