Biology Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 99 accredited biology schools where biology faculty who teach biology classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in biology in the state of Illinois, which encompasses biology training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Augustana College in Rock Island

    639 38th St, Rock Island, Illinois 61201-2296

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  2. Aurora University

    347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892

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  3. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

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  4. Black Hawk College

    6600-34th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265-5899

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  5. Blackburn College

    700 College Ave, Carlinville, Illinois 62626

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  6. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  7. Carl Sandburg College

    2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, Illinois 61401

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  8. Chicago State University

    9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598

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  9. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  10. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709

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  11. City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

    1900 W Van Buren, Chicago, Illinois 60612-3197

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  12. City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

    10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1696

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  13. City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

    1145 W Wilson Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60640-6063

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  14. City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

    7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60652-1299

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  15. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  16. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500

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  17. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  18. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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  19. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  20. Eastern Illinois University

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  21. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  22. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  23. Eureka College

    300 E. College Ave., Eureka, Illinois 61530

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  24. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  25. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  26. Highland Community College in Freeport

    2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, Illinois 61032-9341

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  27. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064

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  28. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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  29. Benedictine University

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  30. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  31. Illinois Wesleyan University

    1312 N Park St, Bloomington, Illinois 61702-2900

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  32. Illinois College

    1101 W College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299

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  33. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College

    305 N West Street, Olney, Illinois 62450

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  34. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  35. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  36. Illinois Valley Community College

    815 N Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692

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  37. John A Logan College

    700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500

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  38. John Wood Community College

    1301 S 48th Street, Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736

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  39. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  40. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

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  41. Kankakee Community College

    100 College Drive, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

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  42. Kaskaskia College

    27210 College Rd, Centralia, Illinois 62801

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  43. Kishwaukee College

    21193 Malta Rd, Malta, Illinois 60150-9699

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  44. Knox College

    2 E South St, Galesburg, Illinois 61401-9999

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  45. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198

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  46. Lake Forest College

    555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-2399

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  47. Lake Land College

    5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

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  48. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  49. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  50. Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256

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  51. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  52. MacMurray College

    447 E. College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2590

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  53. McHenry County College

    8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761

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  54. McKendree University

    701 College Rd, Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291

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  55. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  56. Monmouth College

    700 E Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois 61462-1998

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  57. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937

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  58. Morton College

    3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, Illinois 60804-4398

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  59. National-Louis University

    122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  60. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  61. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  62. Northern Illinois University

    1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828

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  63. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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  64. Northeastern Illinois University

    5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

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  65. Oakton Community College

    1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268

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  66. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  67. Parkland College

    2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899

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  68. Prairie State College

    202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226

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  69. Principia College

    1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, Illinois 62028-9799

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  70. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  71. Rend Lake College

    468 N Ken Gray Pky, Ina, Illinois 62846

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  72. Richland Community College

    One College Pk, Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512

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  73. Rock Valley College

    3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699

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  74. Rockford College

    5050 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2311

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  75. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  76. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  77. Rush University

    600 S. Paulina St. STE 440, Chicago, Illinois 60612

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  78. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  79. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  80. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  81. Sauk Valley Community College

    173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021

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  82. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992

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  83. Southeastern Illinois College

    3575 College Road, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

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  84. Spoon River College

    23235 North County 22, Canton, Illinois 61520-8622

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  85. Springfield College in Illinois

    1500 North Fifth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702-2694

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  86. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  87. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  88. South Suburban College

    15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200

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  89. Trinity Christian College

    6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463-0929

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  90. Trinity International University in Deerfield

    2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283

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  91. Triton College

    2000 5th Ave, River Grove, Illinois 60171-1995

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  92. Waubonsee Community College

    Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554-0901

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  93. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  94. Wheaton College in Wheaton

    501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593

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  95. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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  96. Heartland Community College

    1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761-9446

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  97. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll

    Frontier Drive, Fairfield, Illinois 62837

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  98. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College

    11220 State Hwy 1, Robinson, Illinois 62454

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  99. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College

    2200 College Drive, Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863

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Cities

  1. Biology Schools in Chicago, IL19 Schools
  2. Biology Schools in Springfield, IL3 Schools
  3. Biology Schools in River Forest, IL2 Schools
  4. Biology Schools in Rockford, IL2 Schools
  5. Biology Schools in Joliet, IL2 Schools
  6. Biology Schools in Galesburg, IL2 Schools
  7. Biology Schools in Quincy, IL2 Schools
  8. Biology Schools in Decatur, IL2 Schools
  9. Biology Schools in Elgin, IL2 Schools
  10. Biology Schools in Jacksonville, IL2 Schools
  11. Biology Schools in Normal, IL2 Schools
  12. Biology Schools in Champaign, IL2 Schools
  13. Biology Schools in Bourbonnais, IL1 Schools
  14. Biology Schools in Charleston, IL1 Schools
  15. Biology Schools in Centralia, IL1 Schools
  16. Biology Schools in Wheaton, IL1 Schools
  17. Biology Schools in Dixon, IL1 Schools
  18. Biology Schools in Mattoon, IL1 Schools
  19. Biology Schools in Fairfield, IL1 Schools
  20. Biology Schools in Evanston, IL1 Schools
  21. Biology Schools in Freeport, IL1 Schools
  22. Biology Schools in Edwardsville, IL1 Schools
  23. Biology Schools in Ina, IL1 Schools
  24. Biology Schools in Elsah, IL1 Schools
  25. Biology Schools in Mount Carmel, IL1 Schools
  26. Biology Schools in Crystal Lake, IL1 Schools
  27. Biology Schools in Chicago Heights, IL1 Schools
  28. Biology Schools in Rock Island, IL1 Schools
  29. Biology Schools in Godfrey, IL1 Schools
  30. Biology Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  31. Biology Schools in Deerfield, IL1 Schools
  32. Biology Schools in Moline, IL1 Schools
  33. Biology Schools in Belleville, IL1 Schools
  34. Biology Schools in Carterville, IL1 Schools
  35. Biology Schools in Des Plaines, IL1 Schools
  36. Biology Schools in Romeoville, IL1 Schools
  37. Biology Schools in Oglesby, IL1 Schools
  38. Biology Schools in Greenville, IL1 Schools
  39. Biology Schools in Harrisburg, IL1 Schools
  40. Biology Schools in Grayslake, IL1 Schools
  41. Biology Schools in Palos Heights, IL1 Schools
  42. Biology Schools in Lebanon, IL1 Schools
  43. Biology Schools in Palatine, IL1 Schools
  44. Biology Schools in Palos Hills, IL1 Schools
  45. Biology Schools in Macomb, IL1 Schools
  46. Biology Schools in Lake Forest, IL1 Schools
  47. Biology Schools in South Holland, IL1 Schools
  48. Biology Schools in Monmouth, IL1 Schools
  49. Biology Schools in Olney, IL1 Schools
  50. Biology Schools in North Chicago, IL1 Schools
  51. Biology Schools in Aurora, IL1 Schools
  52. Biology Schools in Canton, IL1 Schools
  53. Biology Schools in Robinson, IL1 Schools
  54. Biology Schools in Dekalb, IL1 Schools
  55. Biology Schools in Lisle, IL1 Schools
  56. Biology Schools in Eureka, IL1 Schools
  57. Biology Schools in Naperville, IL1 Schools
  58. Biology Schools in Peoria, IL1 Schools
  59. Biology Schools in Carlinville, IL1 Schools
  60. Biology Schools in Elmhurst, IL1 Schools
  61. Biology Schools in Sugar Grove, IL1 Schools
  62. Biology Schools in Bloomington, IL1 Schools
  63. Biology Schools in Glen Ellyn, IL1 Schools
  64. Biology Schools in Malta, IL1 Schools
  65. Biology Schools in Cicero, IL1 Schools
  66. Biology Schools in Ullin, IL1 Schools
  67. Biology Schools in River Grove, IL1 Schools
  68. Biology Schools in Kankakee, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Biology Employment

Illinois 5,020
National 232,950

Of all of the biology professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In Illinois

6,400 6,750 5,090 4,630 5,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The number of biology professionals is shrinking in Illinois. In 2010 there were 1,380 less biology professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of biology has shrunk by 22% in Illinois. This decline is faster than the change in the number of biology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of biology professionals has grown by 6% from 2006 to 2010.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$57,650 $60,178 $63,815 $65,883 $66,303
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to biology professionals are growing in Illinois. The mean salary for biology professionals in 2006 was $57,650 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $66,303 per year.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$41,425
25th percentile
$51,095
50th percentile
$62,090
75th percentile
$79,510
90th percentile
$99,560

This represents a 13% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 140% pay differential between the highest paid biology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of biology in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in Illinois

Biochemistry
$69,047
Biology
$66,303
Biomedical Engineering
$81,230
Chemistry
$53,248
Physics
$130,880

Biology professionals in Illinois earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Biology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
48
bachelor
79
master
43
doctor
29
Certificate
5
Total204

The number of students graduating from the 99 accredited biology schools in Illinois is increasing. In Illinois, there were 7,537 graduates in 2006. And there were 8,656 graduates from biology courses in 2010.

This represents a 15% increase in the number of biology degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. A majority of these graduates, or 39%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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