Civil Engineering Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

There are 2 civil engineering schools in Chicago for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the civil engineering academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in civil engineering includes civil engineering training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering
  • Masters degree in Civil Engineering
  • PhD degree in Civil Engineering


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Civil Engineering Employment

Chicago 7,030
Illinois 10,750

Exactly 7,030 of the 10,750 civil engineering professionals employed in Illinois, work in Chicago. The number of civil engineering professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 33% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for civil engineering professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Civil Engineering employment growth

14,880 13,510 12,020 11,030 10,750
10,430 9,560 8,120 7,590 7,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Civil Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$53,737 $57,657 $59,853 $59,783 $62,520
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Civil Engineering in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for civil engineering professionals in Chicago have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $62,520 per year was earned by civil engineering professionals in Chicago. Civil engineering professionals in Chicago made a yearly average salary of $53,737, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Civil engineering professionals in Chicago

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Civil engineering professionals make a median salary of $58,767 per year in Chicago. The difference in pay between the civil engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 137%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $39,243 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $93,130 per year.

Average Salaries for Civil engineering professionals and related professions in Chicago

Civil Engineering
Construction Management

Civil engineering professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Civil Engineering schools in Chicago


There are 2 accredited civil engineering schools in the city. Many of Chicago's civil engineering professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Civil Engineering Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's civil engineering schools offer 9 civil engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Civil Engineering Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 139 students completed civil engineering courses.

Civil Engineering Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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