Communications Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

The city of Chicago has 11 schools where communications faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of communications and communications education in Chicago, which includes communications training at the following levels:

  • Communications Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications


Statistics

Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Communications Employment

Chicago 14,150
Illinois 20,490

Of the 20,490 communications professionals employed in Illinois, 14,150 work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of communications professionals in Chicago has grown by 30%. As the employment for communications professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Communications employment growth

17,010 23,010 24,390 21,360 20,490
10,850 15,990 16,890 14,950 14,150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Communications VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$45,370 $48,707 $50,106 $53,180 $56,092
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for communications professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $56,092 per year was earned by communications professionals in Chicago. Communications professionals in Chicago made a yearly average salary of $45,370, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
$26,926
25th percentile
$36,464
50th percentile
$52,296
75th percentile
$69,210
90th percentile
$90,564

Communications professionals in Chicago earn a median salary of $52,296 per year. The 10% of communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,926 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $90,564 per year.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Chicago

Visual Communications
$52,693
Communications
$56,092
Creative Writing
$62,580
Fashion Marketing
$73,385
Advertising
$75,070
Public Relations
$91,140
Business
$94,219
Marketing
$94,313

On average communications professionals in Chicago earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Chicago.

Educational Trends

Communications schools in Chicago

11

There are 11 accredited communications schools in the city. Many of Chicago's communications professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Communications Programs Offered In Chicago

associate
0
bachelor
14
master
8
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total23

There are a total of 23 degree and certificate programs in communications offered by Chicago's communications schools.

Student Completed Communications Degrees In Chicago

associate
0
bachelor
507
master
156
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total664

In 2010 approximately 664 students completed communications courses.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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